Police investigating after a Launching Place man fled a crash in Wandin North

Emergency services crews at the scene of the crash on Beenak Road in Wandin North. Picture: EYEWATCH- YARRA RANGES POLICE SERVICE AREA

Police are investigating the circumstances of a collision on Beenak Road, Wandin North at about 11.55pm on Sunday 9 June 2024.

It is alleged the driver, a 29-year-old Launching Place man veered off the road and collided with a number of trees, trapping a 30-year-old passenger in the vehicle with significant lower leg injuries.

An Ambulance Victoria spokesperson said one person was transported by road ambulance to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The driver allegedly fled the scene before returning approximately half an hour later.

The driver is expected to be charged on summons with driving offences, failing to render assistance and refusing a breath test.

Failing to render assistance alone carries a maximum penalty of 1200 penalty units or 10 years imprisonment.

Any person with dash cam footage of the vehicle prior to the collision is urged to contact Lilydale Police on 9739 2300.