Ferndown hit and run knocks female cyclist unconscious

Farm Road, Ferndown Image copyright Google Maps
Image caption The local woman was knocked off her bicycle in West Moors near Ferndown by a car that failed to stop

A cyclist was knocked unconscious in a hit and run in Dorset.

The 52-year-old woman had been cycling along Farm Road near Ferndown between 13:30 and 14:30 GMT on Thursday when a car hit the bicycle but failed to stop.

The car has been described as blue with "possibly pink wheels", Dorset Police said.

The victim, from Ferndown, regained consciousness and was taken to Poole General Hospital to be treated for what police described as "serious" injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses or for information about the driver.

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