Man is hit by a car and killed while changing tyre on side of one of Melbourne’s busiest highways

Man is hit by a car and killed while trying to change his tyre on the side of one of Melbourne’s busiest highways

  • BREAKING NEWS: Man killed while changing tyre in emergency lane 
  • Driver of the car that hit him stopped to help and was later arrested 

A man has died after he was hit by a car while change a tyre on the side of one of Melbourne‘s busiest highways. 

He had pulled over into the emergency lane of the Western Ring Road near Deer Park, and was working on his tyre when he was hit at around 1am on Wednesday morning.

He was taken to hospital but later died from his injuries.

A man has died after being hit while changing a tyre at the side of a major Melbourne highway (pictured)

A man has died after being hit while changing a tyre at the side of a major Melbourne highway (pictured)

The driver of the car that hit him, a 35-year-old man, was not injured in the incident and stopped to help.

The man, from Kings Park, was arrested and is now assisting police with their inquiries.

The Greensborough-bound lanes of the Western Ring Road will be closed for several hours, causing major traffic delays.

Motorists have been urged to use the bypass, Robinsons Road and Ballarat Road to return to the Ring Road and to be prepared for extra long travel times. 

Drivers have been warned (pictured) to expect traffic delays after a man was killed on a Melbourne highway

Drivers have been warned (pictured) to expect traffic delays after a man was killed on a Melbourne highway

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