Man dies after being struck by vehicle

A man has died after being struck by a vehicle in Maryborough’s CBD late last week.

Paramedics were called to the scene at the Inkerman and High streets roundabout at around 6 am on Friday where a 77-year-old man was hit while crossing Inkerman Street.

The pedestrian was hit by a black Peugeot hatch travelling north on Inkerman Street.

The driver stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquires.

According to an Ambulance Victoria spokesperson, the man was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a serious but stable condition with upper body injuries.

Maryborough Police First Constable Sam Gale confirmed yesterday, that the man later passed away.

“The man was crossing Inkerman Street and a vehicle coming from the same street in a north westerly direction has struck him,” he said.

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating and are keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone in the area at the time of the collision.

Detectives are especially keen to speak to the driver of a white Ford utility with a black tray that was turning right from High Street into Inkerman Street at the time of the collision.

Anyone with information anyone with dash cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report

For more on this story see Page 3 of The Advertiser, Friday, February 4

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