Police in appeal on collision with cyclist

Truck driver says he was unaware of incident in central Melbourne where rider was injured seriously

By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | November 12, 2012

Victoria Police are appealing for witnesses who saw an incident
where a
truck ran over a cyclist in Melbourne this morning.

The truck was travelling on Exhibition Street in the CBD around 9.30am when it ran over the 31-year-old Glen Iris cyclist.

The driver failed to stop but had later approached police, assisting them with their inquiries.

A police spokeswoman says it seems the driver was unaware of the contact at the time.

"The truck driver was apparently unaware of the incident and continued on to a CBD construction site where witnesses were able to note down details of the truck to assist the police," she says.

No charges have been laid.

The cyclist was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical but stable condition.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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