A woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a car in Melbourne’s CBD on Thursday morning.
A woman has suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car in Melbourne’s CBD on Thursday morning.
She was walking along Flinders St, near the intersection with Highlander Lane, around 10 am when she was hit by the vehicle.
She was taken to hospital, where she remains in critical condition.
The driver of the car was arrested on the spot by the police.
A spokesman for the Victoria Police Department confirmed that the 33-year-old Caulfield man has been taken into custody but has not been charged.
The spokesperson says he will continue to help the officers with their investigation.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and have set up a crime scene on Flinders St. Crews from the National Emergency Service are on the scene to assist in setting up the tents for the protection of the crime scene.
Investigators from the Major Collision Investigation Unit are expected to arrive at the scene.
Photos show that the SES crews have constructed a protective tent to shield the vehicle, which will be thoroughly examined by the investigators.
Anyone who saw the collision with the dark Mazda and the pedestrian should immediately contact the police.
Flinders St in central Melbourne will remain closed eastbound between King and William Street as police conduct their investigation. Drivers are requested to take alternative routes.
Tram services on lines 70 and 75 have returned to normal after a short outage.
More to come