Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for information following a hit-run collision in Mooroolbark on Friday night.
Emergency services were notified of a motorcyclist coming off his bike via the man’s watch which called triple zero (000) about 11pm.
Officers responded and located the injured 44-year-old at the corner of Hull and Ellen roads.
The Mooroolbark man was taken to hospital with broken legs and serious chest injuries.
Investigators began making enquiries to determine what had caused the crash when it became apparent the man had been struck by a car that fled the scene.
Parts of the vehicle, believed to be a blue/green Holden Commodore VE, were located at the scene.
Detectives believe the vehicle sustained damage to the front driver’s side, including the loss of the side mirror.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, has dashcam/CCTV footage or information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au