Video has captured the appalling moment a hit-run driver looks at the victims before fleeing the scene of a horror crash in Melbourne.
Video has revealed the shocking moment a “callous” hit-run driver walks away from his car after a horror crash in Melbourne’s southeast that left one person dead and another fighting for his life.
A manhunt continues into Wednesday for the man, who police described as caucasian and in his 30s, after his vehicle crashed into the ute of two road workers in Carrum Downs on Tuesday about 7.15am.
Two men were cordoning off a section of the road near the intersection of Lats Ave when the shocking incident unfolded.
A 44-year-old Bayswater man died at the scene, while a 38-year-old man from Traralgon was flown to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
CCTV footage shows the driver slow his smashed-up Holden to a halt on the side of Hall Rd with white smoke billowing from the bonnet of the red Commodore.
Onlookers are quickly onto the scene and run to the aid of the two road workers before then inspecting the Holden and peering into the driver’s window.
In the space of three minutes, three men appear to talk to the driver who was still inside the car.
Eventually the driver, wearing a black hood over his face, gets out of the car and takes a look at the scene of the crash before walking away in the opposite direction.
Detective Senior Sergeant Jarrod Dwyer from the major collision investigation unit said the driver fled despite the pleas of passers-by who witnessed the carnage unfold.
“He got out, looked directly at the two victims and ran off. It’s just a callous, cold act. It’s the act of a coward,” he said.
“We are pulling out all stops and we will find these people. Hand yourselves in, we have got your photograph.”
The driver then made a phone call and was soon after picked up in a black Hyundai SUV, which was later spotted by police on Ballarto Rd, prompting a pursuit.
Officers attempted to intercept the duo, but police say the driver of the Hyundai drove dangerously at police and escaped the scene.
Sergeant Dwyer said the other man’s behaviour was “just as bad” and was “unacceptable behaviour”.
Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of both men or information relating to the black Hyundai should phone triple-0.