Scenes of crime officers are currently in Charleston after a woman was assaulted on South Road.
Police have currently cordoned off a section of the road near to its junction with Buttar’s Loan following an incident shortly before midday.
Eyewitnesses said a man and woman had been involved in a “physical altercation” before motorists contacted the police.
The two people involved are understood to have left the vehicle before an incident on the embankment at the side of the road.
It is understood the vehicle may have mounted the grass before the man left the scene in a red Fiat 500.
A police spokeswoman said: “Enquiries are ongoing after a woman was assaulted in South Road Dundee at lunchtime today.
“She has been taken to hospital for treatment. Following a positive line of enquiry we are looking to trace a man who left the scene in a red Fiat 500.
“Call 101 quoting 1340 of 5 Feb if you can help.
Residents said the police presence has been in the area from around midday before SOCO arrived on scene shortly after 1pm, officers were seen taking pictures and carrying evidence bags.
A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed they conveyed a woman to Ninewells Hospital following the incident.