Tuesday's Hot Breakfast Headlines

Woman Killed In Oakleigh Hit And Run

Tuesday's Hot Breakfast Headlines

Morning Melbourne.

Sunny today and 21.

Warrigal Road remains closed between Dandenong Road and North Road at Oakleigh after a stolen car was involved in a fatal hit and run.

Major crash investigators say a silver Toyota was travelling south on Warrigal Road just after 11 last night, before coming to make a right hand turn into Barkley Street when it was collected by a white Lexus traveling north.

Police believe speed was involved in that crash. The innocent woman in the Toyota was helped by witnesses but died at the scene. It's believed one witness to the crash went over to the driver of the Lexus and asked the man if he was okay. He said 'yes' before fleeing the scene on foot.

The man police are looking for is described as about 181cm tall, solid build, aged in his 20-30’s and with short dark thick hair. He was last seen wearing long shorts, runners and a dark t-shirt.

 

Search crews will begin their third day of a hunt through thick bushland in the Christmas Hills for a Diamond Creek man who has been missing since Saturday.

It's believed 58 year old John Forster went for a bushwalk by himself while his wife and sons were off at a dentist appointment. They came home to find him gone but became concerned when he didn't return home on Saturday night. His wife Christine said it's not out of character for John to go bushwalking.

However he did go out without his phone and wallet, and to an area she didn't think he's been before. Police located his car a Subaru Forester parked at Sugarloaf Reservoir.

Water Police, Search and Rescue and State Emergency Service volunteers have so far found no trace of John.

 

Eastlink have been really pro-active in testing self driving car technology on it's toll road with a range of manufacturers.

The operators have also carried out one of the worlds largest surveys of driver attitudes to new car technology asking 15,000 VIctorians for their thoughts.

-A third of respondents are now considering getting a hybrid car, a quarter are considering the 100% battery electric vehicle option.

-Half of respondents want 'lane keeping assistance' (also known as highway autopilot) in their next car, which should encourage manufacturers to continue to roll out this feature and ensure it works effectively on our freeways.

-One in three respondents say they're keen to get in a hands-free or self driving car.

-And the majority of respondents want their next car to be connected to a data network to receive traffic and road condition warnings, vehicle security and automatic emergency assistance.

 

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