By Luke Voogt
A single-car accident has killed a 78-year-old Whittington man as he delivered newspapers in St Albans Park early on Tuesday morning.
Police believed the man was partially outside of his stationary car on Wilsons Road, at the intersection of Westmoreland Street, when the incident occurred at 4.20am.
“[The car] appears to have accelerated and struck the man before crashing into a fence,” a Victoria Police spokesperson said.
The 78-year-old Whittington man sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital, where he later died.
“The circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be established and an investigation is ongoing,” the police spokesperson said.
Police will prepare a report for the Coroner. The 78-year-old man was the only occupant of the vehicle, according to police.
Investigators urged anyone who witnessed the incident or with dash cam footage to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppervic.com.au.
The man’s death brings the Victorian road toll to 107, down on 144 the same time last year.