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Five people have been injured - two critically- after a tanker allegedly ploughed into a crowd of people standing on a Melbourne pavement.
A 64-year-old B-double tanker driver has been arrested after allegedly leaving the scene of the accident, which left five people hurt.
Witnesses told police the truck was travelling on City Road, Southbank at 7pm, when the driver attempted to turn left onto Power Street.
A B-double tanker driver has been arrested after allegedly leaving the scene of a crash in Melbourne that left five pedestrians injured, two of them critically. (9News)
"It appears that while performing the left-hand turn the truck cut the intersection corner and mounted the footpath, taking out the traffic light which fell to the ground," Victoria Police said, in a statement.
Police say five people, a woman and four men, were waiting on the footpath when the truck allegedly hit them.
The group, all aged in their 20s, were injured, and two men in a critical condition.
Ambulance Victoria said two of the injured men were taken to the Alfred Hospital.
One was in a critical condition and the other was serious but stable.
Three more people, one who was critically injured and the other two in a serious but stable condition, were taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Police arrested a 64-year-old man from Wyndham Vale, who detectives say are assisting them with their investigation. (9News)Paramedics said all five suffered lower-body injuries.
Police say the driver failed to stop at the crash scene and continued along Power Street.
However, a driver who saw what happened, followed the tanker and passed on information that led to police finding it at Truganina, about 20 kilometres away.
The 64-year-old man from Wyndham Vale was arrested and detectives he is assisting them with their investigation.
Major collision investigation unit detectives appealed for anyone who saw the incident or had dashcam footage to come forward.
This article first appeared on www.9news.com.au
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