Sedan sought after hit-and-run

Police are looking for a blue sedan in connection with a hit-and-run incident on Tuesday night.

A 29-year-old man was taken by ambulance to Dunedin Hospital with a broken leg and possible broken pelvis after being knocked off his bicycle near the intersection of King Edward and Melbourne Sts just before 10pm.

Acting Senior Sergeant Damion Rangitutia said police were looking for what a witness described as either a blue BMW or Nissan Primera seen at the scene.

The car had a right wing mirror missing and the left headlight was ''a lot dimmer'' than the right headlight, he said.

Dunthat Motel owner Steve Lewis, who was one of the first at the scene, said the man was ''stoic'' and ''still quite coherent'' after the incident and had told him he thought it was a blue 1996 or 1997-model Nissan Primera which had hit him.

Mr Lewis did not believe anyone had seen the man get struck by the car, but three people, including Mr Lewis, tended to him after they ''heard a car squealing and taking off''.

''He stopped for a moment, but then spun around and took off,'' Mr Lewis said.

Last night, Sergeant Nathan White said police inquiries were focused on identifying the car by the ''bits and pieces left at the scene''.

No arrests had been made.

The man was discharged from hospital yesterday.

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