Melbourne Tradie Killed After Horrifying Hit-And-Run
The Melbourne motorcyclist who was hit and then dragged down the road by a stolen BMW in a terrifying hit-and-run has sadly died in hospital overnight.
The 33-year-old man from Mitcham suffered multiple fractures and burns to 50 per cent of his body after a four wheel drive failed to give way to him at an intersection on Wednesday afternoon.
The man, who worked as a sheet metal worker, was dragged 85 metres down the street with the car. Emergency services rushed him to hospital, but sadly he has now died from his injuries.
Police are now on the hunt for four youths who are believed to have been in the BMW and fled the scene of the accident.
"(The accident) pushed the motorcycle approximately 85 metres up the road. That friction has caused the motorcycle to catch fire," said Detective Inspector Stuart McGregor on Thursday.
"This is a person who's just riding his motorcycle, going home. "How astounding, how deflated, how desperately sad the family must be right now, I can't bear to imagine."
The young men dumped the stolen BMW in an emergency exit lane on a Freeway at Scoresby before stealing another car from a family home. This car was also later found burnt out at Narre Warren.
"The fact is that you are going to have to face justice. The fact is we are going to arrest you. You may as well do the right thing now and just come in," the detective said in a message to the perpetrators.
This incident is one of two hit-and-run's in Melbourne since Sunday.