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Man charged over alleged hit-and-run in Melbourne


A 45-year-old man has been charged after an alleged hit-and-run collision in the Melbourne suburb of Campbellfield.

A 46-year-old man was allegedly struck by a vehicle while riding his scooter in Campbellfield at 1pm yesterday.

The scooter rider was crossing the road on his way home from the shops when he was allegedly hit at 50km/h.

A 45-year-old Broadmeadows man has been arrested after an alleged hit-and-run collision in the Melbourne suburb of Campbellfield.
A Campbellfield man remains in hospital in a critical condition. (9News)

Police allege the driver did not check on the scooter rider before driving off.

The Campbellfield man remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Police said they were told a man was loitering in the nearby suburb of Coolaroo near a car detectives were looking for about 4.20pm.

“Officers attempted to intercept the driver in Fawkner however the vehicle fled,” police said in a statement.

The Victoria Police air wing followed the vehicle to a car park on Sydney Road in Brunswick, where police on the ground arrested him nearby just after 5pm.

The man, from Dallas, has been charged with a string of offences including dangerous driving causing serious injury, intentionally cause serious injury and possess cannabis.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates Court later today.



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