Boy, 3, dies in hit-and-run outside daycare centre Sunshine North: Melbourne

Boy, 3, dies in hit-and-run outside daycare centre Sunshine North: Melbourne

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Three-year-old boy DIES in hit-and-run outside a daycare centre in front of his horrified mother who can be seen carrying his lifeless body away – as search begins for Toyota Camry driver

  • Young boy has been killed in a hit-and-run in Sunshine North, Melbourne 
  • The three-year-old was mowed down in front of his ‘distraught’ mother 
  • Police are now desperately searching for the driver of a red Toyota Camry  

By Levi Parsons For Daily Mail Australia

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A three-year-old boy is dead after being mowed down by a hit-and-run driver in front of a daycare centre as police hunt for the person behind the wheel.

The child was struck in front of his ‘distraught’ mother and a number of other witnesses on McIntyre Rd in Sunshine North, Melbourne‘s west, at about 6:30pm on Thursday.

Emergency services rushed to the scene immediately and desperately tried to treat the boy’s life threatening injuries. He was taken to hospital where he later died.

Detectives are now desperately searching for the driver of a red Toyota Camry urging the motorist to ‘hand themselves in’.

A three-year-old boy is dead after being mowed down by a hit-and-run driver in front of a daycare centre as police hunt for the person behind the wheel (scene pictured)

The child was struck in front of his ‘distraught’ mother and a number of other witnesses on McIntyre Rd in Sunshine North, Melbourne ‘s west, at about 6:30pm on Thursday (scene pictured, with a single shoe left in the middle of the road)

Investigators at this stage suspect the boy may have ‘run out onto the road’ and that the driver failed to stop because they ‘panicked’.

‘These kind of collisions, sometimes they bring out the worst and the best in people,’ Detective Acting Sergeant Leigh Miller told 9News.

‘In this case, you have the driver of a car for unknown reasons, they have failed to stop and help this child.

‘I can just only hope they didn’t know that it was a child, but if they did, what else can we say about them?’

CCTV footage taken from the scene shows the car travelling through the area

Detectives are now desperately searching for the driver of a red Toyota Camry urging the motorist to ‘hand themselves in’ (scene pictured)

Officers from Victoria’s Major Collision Unit scoured the crime scene overnight, cordoning off the busy road and knocking on the doors of nearby homes and businesses asking for CCTV vision of the incident.

A child’s shoe lay in the middle of the road as police examined the scene.

‘Investigators are appealing for anyone with information and the driver to come forward and contact police,’ police said.

‘Anyone who witnessed the incident, has dashcam footage or any other information that could assist police with their enquiries is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.’

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