Driver on the run after pedestrian hit in Melbourne CBD

A driver is still on the run in Melbourne as police investigate two separate incidents in the CBD which left one pedestrian in hospital.

Paramedics were called after reports of a car hitting a pedestrian at the intersection of A’Beckett and Queen Street in the city at 5:17pm.

A man believed to be in his late 20s or 30s was assessed at the scene and taken to The Alfred Hospital in a stable condition.

A car hit a pedestrian at the intersection of A’Beckett and Queen Street in Melbourne’s CBD. Source: 7 News

The driver was travelling in an allegedly stolen Toyota Camry, which also struck three vehicles as it “ping-ponged” along A’Beckett Street, according to one witness.

The male driver and a male passenger abandoned the vehicle on A’Beckett Street and fled the scene on foot.

The driver is described as Caucasian, approximately 183cm tall with his hair tied back and wearing a high-vis top.

A car has struck four pedestrians on A’Beckett Street near the corner of Queen Street and Market Street. Source: 7 News


The passenger is described as Caucasian with a solid build short brown hair, aged in his 20s-30s and wearing a grey top.

In a separate incident, paramedics were called to reports of a car hitting a traffic pole at the intersection of Collins and Market Street in the city at 5:25pm.

In a second incident, a car hit a traffic light at the intersection of Collins and Market Street. Source: 7 News

Two patients were assessed at the scene but refused to be transported to hospital. Both were in a stable condition.

Neither incident is being treated as terror-related.

Early reports indicated that the incident may have been related, but police have since clarified that the two incidents were separate.

 

Investigators are speaking to a number of witnesses but anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au