Five injured in Melbourne truck hit-run

Callum GoddeAAP
Five people have been injured when a truck ploughed into pedestrians in central Melbourne.
Camera IconFive people have been injured when a truck ploughed into pedestrians in central Melbourne. Credit: AAP

A truck driver is on the run after ploughing into five pedestrians in central Melbourne.

The truck hit a traffic light and a group of pedestrians near the intersection of City Road and Power Street at Southbank on Thursday night.

Five pedestrians, four men and a woman all believed to be aged in their 20s, suffered lower body injuries in the crash and were taken to hospital.

Two of the men are in a critical condition, while the three other pedestrians are classed as serious but stable.

The truck, possibly a tanker, left the scene via Power Street and police are still searching for the driver.

Police don't believe there is any ongoing threat to the community.

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