A MAN was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after being knocked down by a dangerous driver who fled the scene and caused damage to other vehicles.

The 57-year-old victim was in the Asda supermarket in Rushey Way on Sunday, August 13, when he saw a man and a woman on a Vespa moped.

A member of the public became suspicious after realising the number plate was covered with black duck tape and as they approached the male rode off and collided with two people.

While one man was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital for a serious shoulder injury, an 18-year-old girl also suffered a minor injury, but did not require treatment.

As he attempted to make his escape, he then damaged two other vehicles.

He is described as white, 6ft, slim, with short blond hair and was wearing a black jacket with a fur hood. He was riding a red Vespa moped.

Investigating officer PC Leylah Marouf, based at Loddon Valley police station, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident in which a man and a woman were injured and a number of motoring offences took place.

"I would also like to speak to anyone who has any information which could help the investigation.”

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference ‘43170240151’, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.