Police are searching for a driver who struck a teenage cyclist before driving off in Leopold on Saturday afternoon.
The 13-year-old was riding his bike when he was hit by a sedan at the intersection of Dorothy Street and Allanvale Avenue about 4.40pm.
The driver failed to stop and see if the youth was injured, instead fleeing the scene.
Witnesses have described the car involved as a blue Holden Cruze, believed to be a 2015 model, with a green P-plate in the rear window.
It’s believed the car has damage to the driver’s side and right-side backseat passenger doors.
The victim was taken to hospital where he stayed overnight for observation.
He was lucky to escape with cuts and bruises.
Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed or has dash cam footage of the collision.
Investigators would also like to speak to anyone who saw the vehicle travelling in the area prior to or following the collision to come forward.
Images of the car involved are below.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.