Boy, 3, fighting for life following hit-and-run in Sunshine North

A three-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a hit-and-run collision in Melbourne’s west on Thursday evening.

Police were called to McIntyre Road in Sunshine North at about 6.30pm following reports that a young child had been struck by a car.

The child was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to a statement issued by police.

A three-year-old boy has been hit by a red sedan in Sunshine North.Credit:Nine News

Police said the driver of the car failed to exit the vehicle and help the child. They drove off from the scene and were last seen traveling north on McIntyre Road.

Investigators are searching for an early model, red Camry and are appealing for the driver to come forward.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, has dashcam footage or any other information that could assist police with their enquiries is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at

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