Four Pedestrians Struck Within 90 Minutes Across Melbourne
It was a soggy and brutal start to the day with four pedestrians and a dog injured in separate crashes before 8.30am.
Emergency crews were initially called to Ballarat East just before 7am to find a woman had been struck by a car on Victoria Street.
Thankfully she only suffered minor injuries but was taken to hospital for observation.
One minute later, paramedics responded to a call at Templestowe Lower where a man, woman and their dog were hit by a turning car while crossing Joseph Street.
The man, 44, was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, his German Shephard was taken to the vet as a precaution, but the woman, 45, managed to escape injury.
The chaos continued at 7.30am when a woman, 33 was hit on Surrey Road, Prahran.
She was taken to hospital for treatment.
The three incidents, all within 35 minutes, prompted Ambulance Victoria to issue a warning to both drivers and pedestrians.
"It's overcast and wet out there. Look out for each other," they tweeted.
But by 8.30am, emergency services had responded to a fourth incident, this one in Box Hill.
A man was struck on Station Street and suffered serious lower body injuries.
With more rain due to hit during the afternoon peak, drivers and pedestrians are being urged to be on high alert.