A MOTORIST contacted police after knocking a man down and leaving the scene. 

The 48-year-old Corsa driver did not stop following the collision according to cops. But contacted them sometime later.

A 34-year-old man was hit during the road traffic incident near to Kilmaurs on Tuesday at 7.30am. 

He was struck by a black Vauxhall Corsa car which was travelling north towards Stewarton on an unclassified road between Kilmarnock and Stewarton near to Buistonhead Farm, Kilmaurs.

He was taken by ambulance to Crosshouse Hospital where he was treated for a head injury. Hospital staff describe his condition as stable. The 48-year-old female driver of the Corsa car was not injured.

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Constable Jonathan Baxter at Ayrshire Road Policing Unit is appealing for witnesses to the incident.

In particular, he would like to speak with the driver of a white hatchback vehicle that is known to have been in the area at the time of the collision.

He would also like to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident, or may have seen a black Vauxhall Corsa being driven in the area either before or after the collision.

Anyone with information should contact the Road Policing Department at Irvine via 101 quoting incident number 0565 of 13 August 2019