A MOTORIST hit and injured a man changing a car tyre before fleeing the scene.

Police are appealing for information after the incident, which happened on Balksbury Hill in Upper Clatford, near Andover, between 6am and 6.30am this morning.

A 51-year-old man was changing a tyre on his grey Land Rover Defender when he saw headlights coming towards him from the Salisbury Road direction.

The car struck the man, which caused him to hit his head on the Landrover, before the driver fled the scene.

The victim was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hampshire Police on 101 and quote reference number 44160067072.