Woman interviewed by police over hit-run of Melbourne lollipop man
A woman has been interview by police over the alleged hit-and-run of a lollipop man near a North Melbourne school this week.
Jim Tzimas had just finished helping a group of children to cross outside a school on Findon Road in Epping at around 9am on Monday and was removing flags when he was hit by a car.
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The collision caused the lollipop man to fall hard into the gutter and hit his head, with his hip and upper body also badly hurt.
Witnesses allege the female driver of the small silver sedan stopped about 100-200 metres up the road and paused for 10 seconds before taking off again.
Highway patrol officers arrested a South Morang woman over the alleged hit-and-run yesterday.
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The 50-year-old was taken to Mernda Police Station, where she was interviewed by police about the incident.
She was later released pending further inquiries.
Mr Tzimas remains at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and is awaiting scan results to confirm any internal injuries.
Sergeant John Henderson said it was fortunate parents were still around at the time of the collision and were able to offer assistance, but warned the situation could have been much worse.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage from Meadow Glean Drive from 8:45am to 9:15am on February 22, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au