Lamborghini driver charged after allegedly hitting a cyclist in the heart of a popular nightclub district
- Cyclist taken to hospital with serious injuries
- He was allegedly struck while crossing a Melbourne street.
A Lamborghini driver has been charged after allegedly striking a cyclist in front of surprised partygoers in the heart of a nightclub district.
The 46-year-old cyclist was crossing Chapel Street in Prahran, Melbourne, when he was allegedly struck at around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday night.
The accident occurred just a few hundred yards from the Revolver Upstairs bar.
He was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said Sunday.
The 24-year-old driver of the white Lamborghini was charged but is unharmed while the cyclist is treated at hospital
A 14-year-old passenger in the car was treated for minor injuries, while the 24-year-old driver was uninjured.
Footage from the scene shows the white Lamborghini behind police tape with a damaged hood and broken windshield.
The crumpled bike is seen on the road not far away.
The driver, from Sunshine West, was charged with dangerous driving causing serious injury and reckless conduct endangering life.
He was released on bail to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court on 16 October.
Chapel Street is one of Melbourne’s most popular nightclub districts, with more than a dozen bars attracting thousands of revelers every Friday and Saturday night.
The street has a notorious reputation among cyclists, voted Melbourne’s scariest place for cyclists in the 2020 Bikespot survey.
The local council is considering separate cycle lanes and other safety measures for cyclists on the key route.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has a dashcam or CCTV is urged to contact the police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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