A MAN from Yeovil being pursued by Dorset Police has been taken to hospital with a serious arm injury after he was hit by a police car.

The incident happened last night (August 23), after 6pm on between Dorchester and Sherborne.

The 28-year-old was driving a Peugeot GTI and failed to stop when requested, according to police.

The Peugeot left the road and collided with a car sign and the driver was then hit when he got out of his car.

He has since been arrested for driving related offences.

A road closure was in place between the junction of the A352 with the B3146 and at the junction of the B3146 and Park Lane to allow specialist officers to investigate the scene.

Police Sergeant Dave Stroud, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to the collision to come forward and contact police.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed the manner of driving of either vehicle leading up to the collision.” Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 23:402.

Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.