Man critical after fleeing police licence check

Man critical after fleeing police licence check

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The Victorian Police Profession Standards Command is investigating an incident in which a man was critically injured trying to escape a licence check in Melbourne’s West.

Officers pulled over the man’s car around 7.15pm Friday, along Ballarat road in Deer Park, in what police say was a routine intercept.

When the officers tried to check the man’s licence he allegedly jumped out of his car and tried to run away, but was struck by another car as he fled across Ballarat Road.

He was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries. He is believed to be in his late 20s.

The driver of the other car was not injured and police say they stopped to help immediately.