A man has been charged after a night of "flight and escape" last night while a two-year-old boy fights for life in the hospital.
Shortly after the collision, Victoria police arrested a 21-year-old man in an address in Laverton.
He has been accused of not stopping, giving up assistance and driving the apprenticeship driver without the full license holder.
A two-year-old boy is in a serious but stable state on Monday morning after being run over in a hit-and-run incident in southwest Melbourne on Sunday night
He was released on bail to appear before the Magistrates Court in Melbourne on Friday, September 14.
According to the police, the two-year-old child is still in critical condition at the hospital.
The boy's family realized that he had become homeless in the southwest suburb of Laverton, Melbourne, around 9 p.m. M. Sunday.
They were following him down his busy suburban highway when he was hit by a gray Holden van.
The driver allegedly did not stop after hitting the child.
The neighbors raised the alarm, calling the authorities after witnessing the anguished incident.
The paramedics came quickly to the scene, rushing the child to Royal Children's Hospital in critical condition.
After one night under care, it has improved to a serious but stable condition as of Monday morning.
The gray truck was discovered shortly after, abandoned in the parking lot of a shopping center just down the street.
The gray van was found abandoned in a parking lot near the mall (pictured), with the police shortly after arresting and questioning a 21-year-old local man in his home.
The neighbors who witnessed the incident told 9 News that it was horrible.
"I just heard screams and sobs," said one resident.
"I saw a small baby on the road, I could not sleep all night," said another.
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