Man charged over alleged Cranbourne hit-run that left van driver critical

A Werribee man has been charged with dangerous driving causing serious injury and failing to render assistance after an alleged hit-run in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs.

The collision occurred at the intersection of the South Gippsland Highway and Claremont Avenue in Cranbourne about 12.45pm on Wednesday.

A 63-year-old man who was driving a van which rolled during the incident was taken to The Alfred hospital, where he remained in a critical but stable condition on Saturday with upper body injuries.

Police allege the driver of the second vehicle “ran from the scene” and was picked up by the driver of another vehicle.

A spokeswoman for Victoria Police said “the outstanding driver handed himself into police a day after the collision”.

A 20-year-old man from Werribee has been charged with dangerous driving causing serious injury, negligently causing serious injury, failing to stop and failing to render assistance and recklessly causing serious injury.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Saturday afternoon.

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