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Young boy injured after being hit by electric bike in Melbourne’s east

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An electric bike rider has allegedly crashed into a young boy in Melbourne‘s outer east, leaving the child with facial injuries that required hospital treatment.

An electric bike rider has allegedly crashed into a young boy in Melbourne's outer east, leaving the child with facial injuries that required hospital treatment.

Four children and their parents were walking along the Mullum Mullum trail in Ringwood in Melbourne's outer east about 1.15pm on Saturday when the incident occurred.

According to police, a man riding an electric bike allegedly collided with one of the children - an eight-year-old boy.

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Police said the bike rider fled the scene.

The child was left with facial injuries and was treated at hospital.

Police arrested a 42-year-old Ringwood man last night over the incident.

He was released from custody but is expected to be charged on summons with conduct endangering serious injury, unlicensed riding, unregistered riding, drive in a manner dangerous and reckless cause injury.

The man's bike was seized as part of the investigation.

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The investigation is continuing.

Police have appealed to anyone who witnessed the bike in the area or who may have footage of the bike to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppers.vic.com.au

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/bike-crash-melbourne-young-boy-injured-after-being-hit-by-electric-bike-on-mullum-mullum-trail-ringwood/5911f72f-bfad-4bb7-bd4d-8717ff07ba36

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