Investigators from Westgate Highway Patrol are seeking witnesses after a man and his dog were struck by a car in Footscray last night (10 Nov).
The man walking his dog was waiting at a set of traffic lights when they were struck by a car on Ballarat Road, near Gordon Street, about 8.30pm.
The car, a red 2008 Ford Mondeo sedan, has then run into the front of a shop and the four occupants have allegedly run from the scene.
The pedestrian, a 44-year-old man from Footscray, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The dog, a brown Labradoodle, was taken to a veterinary clinic and is in a critical but stable condition.
No one in the shop was injured.
Police arrested a 48-year-old man and 27-year-old woman, both from Footscray, about 10pm.
They have both been released pending further enquiries.
Police are still searching for the two other occupants.
Investigators are urging any witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
Sergeant Cameron Scott