A WOMAN was struck by a hit and run driver this morning (Tuesday).

The County Press understands the woman was walking her daughter to school when a car mounted the pavement and hit her, leaving her with a back injury and bruising.

An Isle of Wight Police spokesperson said the incident happened on Carisbrooke Road at around 8.20am and confirmed the vehicle did not stop following the incident.

Anyone with information should contact Hampshire Constabulary on 101 quoting 44180452333.