Elderly man in hospital following alleged hit-and-run in Melbourne
Posted On May 5, 2022
An elderly man is currently recovering in hospital after he was the victim of an alleged hit-and-run in Melbourne’s south-west over the weekend.
Police are investigating after Donald Munn, 92, was allegedly struck by a car in Altona on Sunday.
Munn was crossing Pier Street to do some grocery shopping at the IGA, when a speeding vehicle knocked him to the ground about 5.45pm.
Police believe the vehicle, a late-model black Jaguar XF or XE sedan, made no effort to stop at the scene to assist him.
After being assisted by a good Samaritan, Munn said he proceeded to do his grocery shopping before driving himself back home.
“When I got home, I told my daughter what had happened and she called up the ambulance,” he said.
Luckily he only sustained minor injuries, however remains in hospital under observation.
“The driver was flying. It’s shocking anyone even does a hit and run whether it’s a dog or a person, it’s shocking,” Munn said.
“I can’t believe anyone would do this, you just don’t do it.”
Altona Police Senior Constable Bayley Moroney said the actions of the driver were very disappointing.
“Someone that does something like this needs to take a hard look at themselves and turn themselves in,” he said.
“We implore that person to come forward.”
Moroney said it was likely the offender was speeding at the time.
Munn is now recovering well at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
He is likely to make a full recovery.