27 May 2022 17:11
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Sakshi Agarwal arrested in alleged Tesla hit-and-run in Melbourne

Sakshi later returned three hours later to the scene with her partner and housemate to turn herself in to the police.

A 23-year-old Indian-origin woman, Sakshi Agarwal, has faced court after she was arrested following an accident in Melbourne.

Police allege Sakshi, a P-plater, was driving a white Tesla when it ran into an aged care worker who was boarding a tram on Wattletree Road at Armadale at 6.30 am.

It is reported that the impact of the collision flung 26-year-old Nicole Lagos more than 15 metres.

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A number of witnesses rushed to help Nicole and called 000.

Nicole was rushed to The Alfred Hospital with life-threatening injuries where she is fighting for life.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Jarrod Dwyer alleged the driver “panicked” after hitting the woman and left the scene.

“That they didn’t stop to assist is an issue. We appreciate that people will panic in a situation where they’re involved in one of those collisions, but it’s always best to stop.”

Police soon closed Wattletree Rd in both directions between Kooyong Rd and Glenferrie Rds and also began looking for the alleged driver.

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Sakshi later returned three hours later to the scene with her partner and housemate to turn herself in to the police.

In the Nine News report, Sakshi can be seen walking through the scene of the crash before being arrested and put in the back of a police car in tears.

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She appeared in Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday and was charged with driving causing injury, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and failing to render assistance.

Sakshi was granted bail at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. The prosecution objected to bail as she was a flight risk because she is not an Australian citizen or resident.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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