Cyclist hit by car in South Melbourne

Police are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage after a cyclist was struck by a car in South Melbourne last night.

Investigators have been told that a 64-year-old South Melbourne man was riding his bike along Dorcas street about 10.15pm.

As he approached Clarendon Street he was faced with a red light and pulled up to the left of stopped traffic.

Officers believe that as the lights turned green the rider fell to the right and was struck by a Toyota Kluger as it drove off.

The driver of the Kluger, a 46-year-old South Melbourne woman, stopped and has been assisting police with their enquires.

The man was transported to hospital and treated for serious injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with dash cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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