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Young woman seriously injured after hit-run in Melbourne's west



A young woman has been seriously injured after she was hit by a car, whose driver fled the scene, in Melbourne's west.

The 21-year-old woman was crossing Leakes Road in Tarneit near the intersection of Penrose Promenade around 5.45pm yesterday when she was hit by a white sedan.

The driver did not stop the car after striking the woman, and instead sped away from the scene in an easterly direction towards Derrimut Road.

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Another motorist stopped to help the woman and called for an ambulance.

The Tarneit woman was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a serious condition with a head injury.

Anyone with dashcam vision or who was in the area at the time is urged to contact police.

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