A Lamborghini driver has been charged in Melbourne, Australia, after allegedly using the sportscar to mow down a cyclist on Chapel Street in Prahran.
Police claim the 22-year-old driver was travelling at speed when the incident occurred, prompting officers to arrest and charge him with reckless conduct endangering life, dangerous driving and failing to render assistance.
The cyclist, a 20-year-old man, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He is reportedly in a stable condition.
The accused, who is yet to be formally identified, has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in court on Monday.
The incident has sparked outrage among the local community and has been a focal point of discussion in the media.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews released a statement in response to the incident, expressing his shock and dismay.
“This is a tragedy and our thoughts are with the cyclist,” he said. “We will never tolerate this sort of behaviour on our roads and I urge anyone who has any information about this incident to come forward and speak with police.”
Victorian police will be conducting an intensive investigation into the incident and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
The alleged incident has provoked an intense outcry among the public, with many calling for the accused to be severely punished.
The accused is scheduled to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Monday to face the charges.
The alleged reckless conduct of the Lamborghini driver has been met with vehement condemnation and has sparked a heated debate among the public over road safety.