Napier police seek driver after hit and run leaves disabled man ‘shaken'
Napier police are seeking a female driver who provided a fake name and fled the scene after hitting an intellectually impaired man off his scooter.
In a statement, police said the man, who has an intellectual disability and a speech impairment, was hit by a white people mover-type vehicle while riding his scooter at the Kennedy and Taradale Road roundabout at around 11.40am yesterday (Friday) morning.
The man was knocked to the ground but was uninjured. However, police said the incident was "understandably incredibly distressing and has left him shaken".
Police said the vehicle was travelling south on Kennedy Road, got to the roundabout, failed to give way and hit the man knocking him to the ground.
"The driver of the vehicle believed to be a woman stopped and provided a witness with a fake name before leaving the scene before Police arrived.
"We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident or saw a vehicle of this description travelling in the Tamatea area on Friday morning."
Anyone with information is asked to call Police on 105 quoting file number 220617/9986.