Man charged over hit and run that killed elderly Melbourne man to stay behind bars

A 64-year-old driver charged over an alleged hit-and-run, which killed a 78-year-old pedestrian in northwest Melbourne, has appeared before a magistrate and did not apply for bail.

Anthanasious Frangis, 78, died after allegedly being hit by a red hatchback at St Albans, near the corner of Main Road East and Erica Avenue, on Wednesday night.

Giau Nguyen, a 64-year-old Essendon man, was arrested on Friday before being charged with dangerous driving causing death, and failing to stop and render assistance.

He was denied bail by police to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court today.

In that appearance before a magistrate, Nguyen did not apply for bail.

An image has also since been released that shows the 64-year-old man being transported by police.

«It’s very disappointing to see that a member of society is prepared to leave another human being for dead on the road,» Detective Senior Sergeant Brad McArthur told reporters.

«I’ve been doing this for a pretty long time now and I still ask myself ‘how could somebody do something like this?’.»

© AAP 2019

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