Bicycle Rider In Coma As Police Hunt For Hit -Run Driver
Police are coming closer to closing in on the driver of a hit-and-run crash that left a teenage girl fighting for life in an induced coma in hospital.
Thirteen-year-old Alice Lewis was riding her bicycle along the intersection of Bell and Sussex Streets in Coburg at 8pm on Sunday when she was hit by a dark coloured BMW.
It has now been revealed that the teenage girl was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. She is now being treated at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital.
The driver of the vehicle stopped briefly before fleeing the scene, leaving the girl for dead.
Authorities have since discovered a dark grey BMW 1 Series in a laneway in Sunshine North on Monday night believed to be involved in the crash. The car had a shattered left mirror and cracks in the windscreen.
They believe that the driver of the vehicle is a woman in her 30s, of Asian appearance and with dark, shoulder-length hair.
Police have said that she may have been in the company of a man, also of Asian appearance and in his 30s.
All airports, seaports and train stations in Victoria are being closely monitored by police so that the culprit can't flee the country.
Authorities have said that this is the woman's last chance to show some remorse and hand herself in.
"We know we're really close to making an arrest in this matter," Det. Insp. McGregor said.
"This is probably the last chance this driver has to do the right thing."