Police charge man following Clayton South hit-run

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives have charged a 35-year-old man following an alleged hit-run in Clayton South on 2 February.

The hit-run collision occurred on Clayton Road, where two pedestrians were struck by a car while waiting at a bus stop shortly after 11am.

A 17-year-old Clayton girl and 20-year-old man were taken to hospital, where they remain in hospital in critical conditions.

A man of no fixed place of address was arrested later that night.

He has since been charged with a number of offences, including:

– Two counts of dangerous driving causing serious injury;

– Fail to render assistance at the scene of a serious injury collision;

– Burglary;

– Theft of motor vehicle; and

– Unlicensed driving

The man will be direct presented to Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this evening.

Natalie Butler and Leading Senior Constable Melissa Seach

Media Unit

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