A CYCLIST was struck by a car in Epsom last night.
Bendigo police say just after 6.30pm a tradesman's ute towing a trailer turned into Howard Street, hitting the cyclist.
The driver stopped briefly as the cyclist moved off the road and then got back in the ute and drove off.
An 18-year-old male was taken to Bendigo Health with some injuries.
Police are calling on witnesses and the driver of the ute to come forward. Anyone with information is urged to contact Bendigo Highway Patrol on 5448 1360.
Meanwhile, a school girl was struck by a car while crossing the Midland Highway and Howard Street in Epsom yesterday.
Senior Constable Paul Tobin said the incident occurred about 8am.
The 12-year-old girl was taken to Bendigo hospital for treatment, with suspected broken bones, and was in a stable condition yesterday afternoon.
“It was a really unfortunate series of events really,” Senior Constable Tobin said.
“It was at a pedestrian crossing and she was on her way to school and the male driver of the car was driving into the morning sun and he just hasn’t seen her.
“The driver was very distraught.
“The girl normally waits on the opposite side of the road for the bus but was crossing for some reason and usually there’s an attendant at the crossing but it happened right on 8am and they weren’t set up yet.
“So it was an unfortunate series of events.”