Trinity University Hospital has issued a statement after a fatal crash in which a pedestrian was killed in the city’s south-east on Saturday night.
Key points:An emergency call was made to the hospital on the night of the accident, but the ambulance was unable to reach the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident is not being treated as suspicious.
The driver of the car has been arrested and is being questioned.
“The safety and wellbeing of all our patients and staff is our top priority at Trinity,” Trinity University Hospitals spokesman Greg Linton said in a statement.
“As soon as the circumstances surrounding this incident were brought to our attention, we took swift action, including the immediate and prompt identification and arrest of the driver of this vehicle.”
We are deeply saddened by this tragic event and our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this difficult time.
“Our thoughts are also with the community at large, particularly those affected by this tragedy.”
A spokesperson for the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where the victim was a member, said the driver had been taken into custody.
The RMA also confirmed the death was being investigated.
“In the course of our investigation, a driver involved in a collision has been detained by police in connection with the death of a pedestrian in the suburb of Burwood,” the RMA said.”RMA and emergency services personnel are liaising with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) to determine the circumstances of the collision and how the incident was dealt with.”
All emergency medical response teams are fully supported by RMA staff and volunteers.
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