Three suspects remain on the run and a woman will face court today after a tragic hit-and-run in Melbourne’s west that killed a 69-year-old grandfather identified as Sunshine West local Sedat Hassan.
The fatal collision occurred yesterday at the intersection of Links and Glengala Roads in the early hours of the morning when Mr Hassan’s Honda sedan was struck by a white coloured Audi that failed to give way at the intersection.
The driver of the Audi was identified as 22-year-old Alisha Fagan, who stayed at the crash site to assist while three other passengers in her car fled the scene.
Fagan was charged with dangerous driving causing death, being the registered owner of a vehicle, and failing to nominate a driver and stating a false name and address.
Ms Fagan was also charged with possessing a drug of dependence, possessing a controlled weapon, breaching bail conditions and committing an indictable offence while on bail.
Speaking to reporters at the scene, Detective Sergeant Stephen Hill was visibly angry, describing the trio’s decision to flee as “cowardly” and stating that Mr Hassan may have been able to be saved had they rendered assistance.
“It’s a real bastard act to leave a person dying on the side of the road as a result of a collision you’ve been involved in,” he said.
Police claim to know the identities of the three suspects who fled the scene and they are currently following leads as to their current whereabouts.
Ms Fagan will appear before the Sunshine Magistrates Court this afternoon.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.