AN APPEAL to trace a driver has been launched after a woman sustained broken ribs and a partially-collapsed lung when she collided with a car crossing a Bournemouth road.

Police are investigating the incident involving a car and a pedestrian near the pedestrian crossing by Pizza Hut on Alma Road.

It was reported that a 54-year-old woman was knocked backwards onto the pavement after colliding with a silver Vauxhall Corsa.

Police said the driver stopped and got out to check she was all right. The woman reported that she felt fine, so the driver carried on.

However, when the woman got home she realised she was in some pain and so attended hospital, where X-rays revealed she had two broken ribs and a partially-collapsed lung.

The injured woman spent one week in hospital, arriving home on Thursday 26 December 2019, and was signed off work for a further three weeks.

PC Phillip Stevens, of Bournemouth Police, said: “We are not treating this as a fail-to-stop collision. We would just like to speak to the driver to establish what happened.

“If you were the driver of the Vauxhall, or if anyone has any information, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190203666. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via