Driver flees the scene after running over nurse working at Covid-19 testing site – but he doesn’t get far
- Nurse aged in his 50s taken to hospital after being hit by car on Tuesday
- Man was struck by the vehicle at a Covid-19 testing site in inner Melbourne
- Driver was arrested a short time later in the nearby suburb of Carlton
A nurse is in hospital after he was hit by a car at a Melbourne COVID-19 testing site.
The man aged in his 50s, was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries after the incident that occurred just before 9.30am on Tuesday.
Police say he was hit by a white Holden station wagon near the corner of Easey and Hoddle streets and that the driver then fled the scene.
A nearby nurse provided first aid to the Tarneit man until an ambulance arrived.
The nurse was struck while working at a testing site in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Collingwood (pictured, a health worker at a testing site in Victoria)
A short time later, police found the station wagon and arrested the male driver in Carlton.
He is currently being questioned by police.
It’s believed witnesses saw the vehicle driving erratically near the Melbourne CBD.
Police arrested the driver of a station wagon a short time later in the nearby suburb of Carlton and are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact them
Police have called for anyone with information or dashcam footage to contact Crime Stoppers.
CoHealth, who runs the Collingwood testing site, has been contacted for comment.