A MAN has been charged after a pedestrian was left fighting for life when he was allegedly mowed down by a car yesterday.
The driver of the vehicle, Phillip Erbs of Thorpdale, has been charged with intentionally causing serious injury and other traffic-related offences.
Detectives from the Warragul Criminal Investigation Unit are investigating the incident which occurred on Princes Way in Drouin, 90km east of Melbourne, just after 2pm yesterday.
It is believed the victim was on the edge of a service road when he was allegedly hit by the car.
The 33-year-old Drouin man was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital and remains in a critical condition.
Officers are working to determine whether the man had been stationary or was walking when he was allegedly struck, and are also investigating whether alcohol or speed contributed to the crash.
Victoria Police spokeswoman Leonie Johnson said detectives believed the men did not know each other.
Mr Erbs, 43, faced an out of sessions court hearing at Pakenham police station last night and was remanded in custody.
He will face the La Trobe Valley Magistrates’ Court today.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw a man walking on the side of the road prior to the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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