A woman was hit by a car that mounted a pavement and was then assaulted by the driver.
Police said the collision took place near the junction of Westminster Road and Sefton Road when a silver Vauxhall Insignia mounted the pavement and collided with the pedestrian.
It is believed that the driver then got out of the car and assaulted the victim before driving off.
The woman sustained minor injuries. Police are also looking to speak to a man who was seen talking to the driver around the same time as the incident.
He was wearing a grey hoodie at the time.
PC Mark Howson from the Road Policing Unit said: “I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision or anybody who has any information that could assist us with our investigation to contact police on 101 quoting log number LC-20140704-1070.
“We are also looking to speak to the man who was seen talking to the driver and I would urge him to come forward so that we can establish the circumstances of exactly what happened.”
The incident happened at 5pm on Friday, July 4.
People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court, but please remember to make it clear which person it is that you are identifying.
*A 27-year-old woman from Morecambe has been arrested in connection with the incident and bailed until August.