Teenage girl fighting for life after hit-run in Ringwood
A TEENAGE girl is fighting for life following a horror hit-run involving a truck in Melbourne’s east this morning.
The driver is believed to have slammed into the girl as she crossed Whitehorse Rd about 7am before fleeing the scene.
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The truck was travelling south on Dampier Grove and turned left onto Maroondah Hwy before hitting the teen, investigators have been told.
The teen was rushed to the Royal Children’s Hospital in a critical condition with suspected head, face and chest injuries.
Outbound lanes of the Maroondah Hwy and all lanes of Heatherdale Rd in Ringwood are close and police remain on scene.
Nunawading Highway Patrol officers are searching for a light brown truck which was last seen heading east on the Maroondah Highway.
Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are en route to the scene.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.