Disabled Man In Wheelchair Sent Flying During Hit And Run
A wheelchair-bound man has been rushed to hospital after he was mowed down in a hit-and-run incident.
Police are still on the hunt for the driver of the Ford hatchback that hit the disabled man, aged in his 30s, on Bourke Street in Melbourne's CBD on Tuesday afternoon.
The car was later found abandoned near the scene of the collision.
An ambulance spokesman said the man was taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition and suffering cuts and grazes.
Police are appealing for witnesses as they attempt to identify the driver of the car.
Witnesses claim the driver put the lives of other pedestrians at risk while attempting to flee the scene.
'We saw someone was flying through the air along with a bunch of wheels,' Eight-month pregnant bystander Lucy King said.
'We assumed he was a cyclist, and only to found out he was in a wheelchair, which was quite awful when we got close up.'
Police believe the driver is a Caucasian man with short brown hair that is lighter at the tips.
He may be unshaven, and wearing a grey t-shirt with dark denim jeans and white runners during the incident.
Police are appealing to anybody who may have further information to contact Crime Stoppers.