AUTHORITIES are investigating a Bendigo intersection's safety after a pedestrian was hit by a car while using a crossing.
Bendigo man James Cassar sustained a fractured skull and a brain bleed as a result of the crash, which happened near the roundabout at Mitchell and Mollison streets on Monday last week.
The 54-year-old spent almost a week in the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Regional Roads Victoria northern regional director Brian Westley said the organisation was working with Victoria Police and the City of Greater Bendigo to investigate the factors contributing to the crash and to determine if any future safety upgrades were required.
"Safety is our number one priority which is why we're continually looking at ways we can improve our network and we're urging everyone to drive safely, slow down and pay extra attention," Mr Westley said.
"This is a tragic incident and my thoughts are with Mr Cassar, his family and the first responders who attended last week's incident."
City of Greater Bendigo engineering manager Brett Martini said Regional Roads Victoria, Victoria Police and the city always worked closely together to investigate how safety could be improved.
"We are supporting the investigation into the incident at the Mitchell Street intersection, which is currently underway, so we can all understand what happened and whether future improvements are needed," Mr Martini said.
The Bendigo Advertiser understands there might have been a fault in one of the street lights prior to Mr Cassar being hit on May 27. Some of the lights at the crossing were not operating shortly before 6pm that Monday.
A Powercor spokeswoman said a crew attended the site on Monday night and identified two faulty street lights.
The two lights identified by Powercor were repaired on Tuesday night.
A light above the flashing pedestrian lights at the pedestrian crossing was still out last night.
Mr Cassar said the intersection could be improved by installing traffic lights.
"There have been too many near miss vehicle and pedestrian accidents already," he told the Bendigo Advertiser at the weekend.
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