30 July 2014
– Police are on the hunt for a driver who fled the scene of a crash in Frankston which left a rider with broken ribs and a suspected fracture of her pelvis.
Witnesses say the driver of a late model white Holden Commodore station wagon attempted to turn into the car park of a liquor store on the Nepean Highway from the middle lane, crossing the path of the rider, who catapulted over the roof.
The vehicle failed to stop and fled the scene towards Key Street as bystanders gave chase on foot.
Injured was physiotherapist Michelle Blake, a former ironman champion, who rides every day as part of a program to recover from cancer treatment.
It was initially feared she may have suffered severe spinal injuries.
Detectives from the Frankston crime investigation have appealed for the driver involved to come forward.
Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.