A Lamborghini driver has been charged after allegedly running over a cyclist in front of shocked partygoers in the heart of a nightclub district.
The cyclist, 46, was crossing Chapel Street in Prahran, in Melbourne, when he was allegedly struck about 10.30pm on Saturday night.
The crash happened just a few hundred metres from the Revolver Upstairs bar.
He was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, police said on Sunday.
The 24-year-old driver of the white Lamborghini was charged but is uninjured while the cyclist is being treated in hospital
A passenger in the car, 14, was treated for minor injuries, while the 24-year-old driver was uninjured.
Footage from the scene shows the white Lamborghini behind police tape with damage to the bonnet and a smashed windscreen.
The crumpled bike is seen on the road not far away.
The driver, from Sunshine West, was charged with dangerous driving causing serious injury and reckless conduct endangering life.
He was bailed to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court on October 16.
Chapel Street is one of Melbourne’s most popular nightclub districts, with more than a dozen bars drawing in thousands of revellers every Friday and Saturday night.
The street has a notorious reputation among cyclists, voted the scariest spot in Melbourne for riders in the 2020 Bikespot survey.
The local council is considering separate bike lanes and other cycling safety measures on the key route.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam or CCTV is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The crumpled bike is examined by police as stunned Melburnians on a night out watch on
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