A driver has done a runner after crashing into pedestrians at Hamilton South.
Police say the white 4WD deliberately drove at two men on a footpath in Fowler Street at around 3:30pm Wednesday afternoon.
One managed to get out of the way, while the second man suffered minor lacerations.
The car then ploughed into a 55 year old woman, leaving her with serious leg fractures.
She was rushed to John Hunter Hospital where she will will undergo surgery.
Police want to hear from any witnesses as they hunt the driver.