Man faces court over Vic scooter hit-run

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A man is set to remain behind bars for the next five months after being charged over a hit-run incident that left a motorised scooter rider with critical injuries in Melbourne's north.

Brendan Lazzaro, 45, briefly faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday wearing a disposable surgical face mask and navy blue T-shirt.

No application was made for bail and he is next scheduled to front court on May 9.

The court heard it could take the Victoria Police Major Collision Investigation Unit up to 12 weeks to complete a reconstruction of the crash scene, delaying the preparation of a police brief of evidence.

CCTV footage will also be reviewed during the investigation, a police prosecutor said.

Lazzaro has been charged with dangerous driving causing serious injury, intentionally causing serious injury, failing to stop and render assistance, possessing cannabis and bail offences.

It is alleged he was driving on the wrong side of the road when he hit a 46-year-old man riding a motorised scooter in Campbellfield at 1pm on Sunday.

The rider remains in hospital fighting for his life.

Police were alerted to a man loitering near a vehicle in the adjacent suburb of Coolaroo at about 4.20pm, with officers then trying to intercept the man in Fawkner.

The police airwing and critical incident response team members tracked Lazzaro to a car park in Brunswick, where he was arrested.

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