A 13-year-old cyclist is fighting for life after being run down and left for dead at Coburg.
The girl was hit by a car just after 8pm on Sunday at the intersection of Bell and Sussex Streets.
She was rushed to the Royal Children's Hospital in a critical condition with serious head, hand and leg injuries and is understood to be in an induced coma.
Police are hunting the driver responsible who stopped briefly before taking off.
They're searching for a dark-coloured BMW with damage to the left hand side and front windscreen.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.