A boy, 7, was struck by a 4WD while crossing a road at Newstead on Saturday

UPDATE 3.00pm, Thursday: Victoria Police has issued a statement saying the boy hit by a car in Newstead on Saturday has died.

The seven-year-old was crossing Campbell Street when he was hit be a four-wheel drive.

The driver assisted police with their investigation and has been released without charge.

UPDATE 5.10pm, Monday: A seven-year-old boy remains in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car in Newstead on the weekend.

The boy suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by a four-wheel drive on Campbell Street, Newstead, on Saturday morning and was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition in the early afternoon.

A spokesperson from the Royal Children's Hospital said the boy remained in a critical condition today.

Leading Senior Constable Grant McDonald of Newstead police said the driver of the four-wheel drive was in his 50s and was helping police with their inquiries. 

UPDATE 10.50PM: A boy, 7,  who was hit by a four-wheel drive while crossing a road at Newstead remains in a critical condition.

A spokesperson from the Royal Children's Hospital said there had been no change in the boy's condition.

UPDATE 10am: A spokesperson from the Royal Children's Hospital said the boy's condition remains critical. 

POLICE are investigating a serious collision where a young boy was hit by a four-wheel drive while crossing a road at Newstead on Saturday morning. 

The boy,7, was running across Campbell Street, Newstead when he was struck by the car just after 11am. 

He suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to the Royal Children's Hospital, arriving at 1.10pm in a critical condition. 

The driver of the four-wheel drive was a 51-year-old Newstead man.

A Victoria Police spokesperson said the man was helping police with their inquiries but no charges had been laid. 

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