A teenage girl has been left abandoned and unconscious in the passenger seat of a car when the driver fled after crashing into a truck.
The driver, also believed to be female, ran off when they smashed into a parked truck in Thornbury in Melbourne’s inner north about 1.20am on Thursday.
When police arrived at the Flinders St scene they discovered the 16-year-old girl injured and still in the car but the driver was nowhere to be found.
Sergeant Julie-Anne Newman said the teenage passenger was taken to hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
She said a search of the area failed to find the driver.
She said the crash caused extensive damage to the truck and car.
Police are also investigating whether the same vehicle drove off from police late on Thursday night in Richmond.
It’s believed three or four people were in the car at that time, and they were seen looking into parked cars in Crown St with torches.
Sgt Newman said they were also seen to smash the window of a car, and when police arrived the car drove off at a fast rate of speed on Bridge Rd.
Police have appealed for the driver and for anyone with information to come forward.
Earlier on Thursday night a drunk driver crashed into the back of a marked police van in the city’s southeast.
The 46-year-old man told officers he was distracted by the bluetooth in the car when he smashed into the brawler van at a red light on the EastLink off ramp at Thompsons Rd in Carrum Downs about 8.15pm.
The driver allegedly blew .139 and his licence was immediately cancelled and disqualified for 13 months.
Anyone with information has been urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.