Woman arrested over Melbourne CBD hit-and-run

4 August 2017

Written by: Christian Janev

A woman accused of injuring two men in a hit-and-run in the Melbourne CBD last night is in police custody today.

A 32-year-old woman has been arrested and is undergoing a mental health evaluation, following an alleged hit-and-run in the Melbourne CBD last night.
 
Two men were left with non-life threatening injuries after a car sped through a traffic light.
 
The event, which occurred outside of St. Paul’s Cathedral, saw two witnesses attempt to stop the woman from causing further damage.
 
A cyclist who witnessed the incident told The Age he saw a white car speed through a red light, hitting a 47-year-old man who was walking across Flinders street during peak hour traffic.
 
The vehicle then struck a second victim, a 48-year-old cyclist at the intersection of Swanston street and Flinders street.
 
A witness said he saw the second victim thrown from his bike on to the side of the road.
 
“I saw the driver stop briefly and people who witnessed the crash ran up to her window to speak to her, but then she just drove off, it was really the most peculiar thing,” he told The Age.
 
Two witnesses then attempted to stop the driver by running up to her window after she stopped at a second set of traffic lights. He claimed that she appeared to be disoriented.
 
One told The Age, “We caught the driver at the next set of lights and we tried to get them to stop but she just looked at us and then drove off again. It was almost like she wasn’t aware of what had just happened.”
 
The man said he mainly feared for the lives of the two victims, and that it appeared that people who witnessed the incident were stunned by it.
 
A representative of Ambulance Victoria stated that one man was taken to the Alfred hospital, while paramedics treated a second at the scene.