Police are appealing for information after a man allegedly assaulted a 74-year-old woman in Dubbo on Tuesday.
About 2pm, a 74-year-old woman was loading shopping into the boot of her Nissan Pulsar, parked in a shopping centre car park on Bligh Street, when she was approached from behind and struck to the back of the head.
Following a struggle, the man took the woman's keys and drove off in the vehicle, reversing over her feet.
The women fell, striking her head on the ground.
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Dubbo police attended and the Nissan was sighted on Hampton Street.
The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated. It was terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.
NSW Ambulance paramedics attended and treated the 74-year-old woman for head and leg injuries before she was taken to Dubbo Hospital in a stable condition.
Inquiries are continuing to locate the man who is described as having a Caucasian appearance, about 175cm tall with a medium build, brown hair and brown eyes.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Dubbo Police Station on 6883 1599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.