AN EAGLEHAWK man was fighting for his life Wednesday night after being hit by a car in Kangaroo Flat.
The Alfred Hospital confirmed on Thursday the man is in a critical but stable condition.
Paramedics were called to High Street around 7.40pm after the 52-year-old was hit by a northbound Commodore.
Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said paramedics tried to resuscitate the man for about an hour before taking him to Bendigo Hospital in a critical condition.
"The plan is they will stabilise him at the hospital and then fly him down to Melbourne to the Alfred," he said.
The man received serious head and leg injuries, Mr Mullen said.
A helicopter was on standby Wednesday night to transport the man.
He was eventually flown to Melbourne around 10pm.
Cars were diverted from High Street for more than an hour following the incident.
Sergeant Tony Kekich said the driver, a 75-year-old man from Castlemaine, had been questioned at the scene.
“He assisted police with our enquiries,” Sergeant Kekich said.
“And he underwent a breath test.
“There’s no suggestion he’s at any fault.”
The windscreen of the man’s blue sedan was severely damaged by the impact.
Two shoes were strewn across the road and it’s believed witnesses were questioned following the incident.
“It appears the man stepped in front of the oncoming vehicle,” Sergeant Kekich said.
“There’s no suggestion that there’s any fault by the driver.
“We’re appealing for witness who may have seen what happened.
“They can contact Crime Stoppers or they can contact Lee Clayton at Bendigo Highway Patrol.”
The incident occurred near the APCO service station.
Crime Stoppers can be reached on 1800 333 000.
Bendigo Highway Patrol can be contacted on 5448 1360.