Vehicle located after child struck in Epping

Greensborough Highway Patrol members have located a vehicle believed to be involved in a collision where a 6-year-old boy was struck in Epping on Tuesday night.

Investigators have been told the boy exited a vehicle which was parked along Brush Road about 8.30pm.

It is believed the boy walked to the front of the vehicle and onto the road when a light coloured olive green Nissan Patrol drove past the parked vehicle and allegedly struck the boy.

The driver of the Nissan Patrol stopped at the scene and provided their details before leaving prior to police arrival.

Checks have since revealed the registration plates attached to the Nissan Patrol at the time of the incident belong to a different vehicle.

Enquiries have also revealed the personal details provided at the scene by the driver of the Nissan Patrol were incorrect.

The vehicle was located on private property in Eden Park on Friday afternoon however the male driver is yet to be located.

The driver was perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, in his late 20’s, with scruffy hair and a short beard.

The 6-year-old Epping boy was later transported to hospital with minor injuries and has since been released.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has dashcam footage from nearby is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at

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