Teen broke wrist avoiding car in Dorchester street: Claim

A TEENAGER broke his wrist after swerving to avoid a car in Dorchester.

Police have now released an image of a vehicle they would like to trace in connection with the incident, that occurred in Kings Road at around 8.50pm on Thursday, June 15.

The 13-year-old boy was riding his bike when he had to take evasive action to avoid a collision with a yellow car, police said.

“There was no direct contact with the car, however, the cyclist came off his bike as a result of the incident and sustained a broken wrist,” a spokesperson added.

It was reported the car, believed to be a Honda Jazz, did not stop at the scene.

The image released by Dorset Police

The image released by Dorset Police

PC Matthew Wellaway, of Dorset Police, said: “We are conducting enquiries into this incident and making efforts to identify the driver of the car involved.

“We have obtained an image of the car and I am appealing for anyone with information regarding the identity of the driver to please come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230093190. They can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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