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Cyclist fighting for life after brain damage hit-run

Herald Sun

A CYCLIST is fighting for life in hospital after a hit-run in West Melbourne overnight.

The 18-year-old Gippsland man was left on the side of the road with life-threatening head injuries after a grey or silver 4WD collided with him at the intersection of Dryburgh Street and Dynon Road just before 1am.

It is believed the car went through a green light before the crash. Picture: Hamish Blair

It’s believed the car went through a green light before crashing into the cyclist, who was not wearing a helmet.

Emergency services were called at 12.50am and found the man with life threatening head injuries including bleeding on the brain.

He was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition.

Police investigate the crash. Picture: Hamish Blair

It’s believed the driver of the 4WD stopped and got out of the car before making the decision to drive on.

Police say the car will have some damage to its front headlights on the left hand side.

They have not been able to locate the driver this morning.

Investigators are still on the scene where there are a number of evidence cones across the road.

The man was riding a blue Melbourne bike share bicycle, which remains at the scene.