A man has been charged following the deaths of three people, including a pedestrian, hit by a car in Melbourne on Sunday night.
Nei Lima DaCosta, 29, of Richmond, has been charged with three counts of culpable driving, three of negligently causing serious injury and one of reckless conduct endangering life.
Police say a 45-year-old man was crossing Dandenong Road in Oakleigh with his wife when he was fatally hit by a white Kia hatchback about 11.40pm (AEDT). He died at the scene.
The hatchback then collided with a silver Ford sedan, killing husband and wife passengers and leaving the car's driver in critical condition.
DaCosta was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with serious injuries following the crash.
Police questioned and charged him after he was released from hospital on Monday.
He has been remanded in custody and will appear in Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.