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L-plater allegedly hit and killed pedestrian

pedestrian crash Keilor Downs
A teenage driver has been charged after he allegedly struck a pedestrian. Picture: Facebook/ VicTraffic

A 16-year-old L-plater has been charged after allegedly hitting and killing a pedestrian while driving alone.

The Melbourne boy has been placed in remand and was charged with dangerous driving causing death and learner driver unaccompanied. He will appear at children’s court on Friday.

Police will allege the teenager was driving a gold Toyota Camry when he mounted a kerb and struck a 29-year-old pedestrian on the footpath. The man later died at the scene.

pedestrian crash Keilor Downs
The alleged fatal collision occurred early on Tuesday morning. Picture: Facebook/ VicTraffic

The incident happened on Taylors Rd in the northwest Melbourne suburb of Keilor Downs at about 5.35am on Tuesday.

The driver was also hospitalised with serious injuries before being interviewed by police.

Victorian law states 16-year-olds can only drive under the supervision of a full licence holder and can only apply for a probationary licence once they’re 18.