Hit-run plea


A CAR sped off after knocking down a 68-year-old man in Mornington, 10.42am, Wednesday 18 July. The man, who has Alzheimer’s disease, was walking along Wilsons Road when struck by the car which then sped off. Police said a witness heard the thud and then heard the car accelerate away.

The injured man had crossed the Downward Street T-intersection while the car is believed to have been turning into Downward Street.

The man hit his head in the incident but then got up and continued walking along Wilsons Road before collapsing in a front yard. He was taken to The Alfred Hospital for observation.

Senior Constable Stuart Anderson, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said the impact would have damaged the front of the car, including the windscreen. “This could have been your father or grandfather,” he said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Senior Constable Anderson via email: VP39472@police.vic.gov.au or call 5978 1358.

First published in the Mornington News – 31 July 2018


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