Share this @internewscast.com
A major manhunt has entered its second day in Melbourne following a hit-run crash that killed a father and left another man fighting for life.

Police are searching for two men – the driver and his accomplice – who struck two road workers in Carrum Downs at 7.15am yesterday.

Bayswater father Timmy Rakei, 44, and his colleague were setting up cones on the road near the corner of Hall Road and Lats Avenue when they were hit by a red Holden at high speed.

Speaking to 3AW this morning, Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Jarrod Dwyer said the surviving victim, a 38-year-old Traralgon man, was no longer in a critical condition.

“Unfortunately they are life-changing injuries though,” he said.

“He’s got severe leg injuries. He’s going to have an uphill battle in recovery.”

Police have released images of the men and car they are looking for following the Carrum Downs incident. (Supplied Nine)

Senior Sergeant Dwyer said police “had a number of reports in” and “nominated a number of people” but investigators were yet to track down the wanted driver, who did not slow down “at all” while approaching the 40km/h roadwork zone.

“At the last second he appears to have made an attempt to veer to the left to avoid the collision but it was just far too late and he was travelling far too fast,” he said.

Police believe the driver is aged in his 30s and is of Caucasian appearance.

Security video shows the man getting of out his car, looking at the victim and then walking away, before getting into a second car with another driver.

The Holden immediately after the crash. (Nine)

Police said the man was picked up by another man driving a black Hyundai SUV, which was last seen heading eastbound on Ballerto Road at 7.45am.

Senior Sergeant Dwyer yesterday slammed the driver’s decision to flee as cowardly.

“It’s just a callous, cold act,” he said.

“It’s the act of a coward.”

Anybody who sees the men or the black Hyundai is urged to contact Triple Zero (000).

Police have urged anybody who witnessed the accident, or who might have dashcam footage, to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Source: 9News

Share this @internewscast.com
You May Also Like

Spring Hill Man Killed Lying In The Road And Being Run Over By Pickup Truck

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – A 22-year-old Spring Hill Man has died overnight…

commuter rail connecting Jacksonville to St. Augustine

JTA to make a second presentation to St. Augustine leaders. Duval, St.…

City, community leaders planning heritage trail for Jacksonville’s LaVilla neighborhood

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – LaVilla, a neighborhood in Downtown Jacksonville, is arguably one…

Telstra stops 185 million scam texts reaching customers’ phones

Telstra‘s scam text filter has stopped a whopping 185 million scam texts…

Florida Cop Pulled Over On His Way To Work After Drinking “3 Tall Boys”, Gets DUI

A police officer in Florida was on his way to work on…

Mystery winner sought as $30m lotto jackpot unclaimed in Queensland

A mystery Queenslander is an unknowing multi-millionaire after scoring a $30 million…

Social media goes wild for ‘gran in hat’ as she dances to Calvin Harris at Wireless Festival [Video]

Living her best life! Social media goes wild for ‘gran in a…

Dutch farmers block entrances to supermarket warehouses

THE HAGUE – Dutch farmers angry at government plans to slash emissions…