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Driver charged after pedestrian killed east of Melbourne

  • A man was killed and a woman critically injured when they were hit by a car
  • The pair were walking their dog in Seville east of Melbourne on Saturday
  • They were struck by a green Commodore, with passerby’s running to assist them
  • The man, 58, died at the scene, while the woman, 68, was airlifted to hospital
  • Commodore driver, 27, was charged with dangerous driving causing death

The driver of a car that killed a man and seriously injured his partner as they were walking their dog has been charged with dangerous driving.

The pair were on Monbulk-Seville Road in Seville, east of Melbourne, when a green Commodore struck them about 1pm on Saturday.

Despite valiant efforts from passerby’s who performed CPR, the 58-year-old man could not be saved and died at the scene.

A man has died and a woman is fighting for her life after they were hit by a car while walking their border collie dog in Melbourne’s east on Saturday

His partner, 68, suffered critical arm, leg and abdominal injuries and was airlifted to Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The 27-year-old male driver was arrested at the scene and charged with dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing serious injury. 

The car reportedly flipped several times before ending up on its roof, and police said it was seen ‘driving erratically’ for at least 500 metres before the crash.

‘I feel for the families in this circumstances, a family that will be missing a loved one this Christmas,’ Detective Sergeant Darren Williams told 9 News. 

The couple’s border collie dog is believed to have survived the crash and was taken to a nearby vet.

The pair were on Monbulk-Seville Road in Seville when a green Commodore struck them around 1pm, with the car rolling before coming to a stop on its roof

The pair were on Monbulk-Seville Road in Seville when a green Commodore struck them around 1pm, with the car rolling before coming to a stop on its roof

Detective Sergeant Darren Williams (pictured) said that the scene went back 'four to five hundred metres' and that police would be looking into the 'erratic' driving

Detective Sergeant Darren Williams (pictured) said that the scene went back ‘four to five hundred metres’ and that police would be looking into the ‘erratic’ driving

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