Car hits woman outside pre-poll voting centre in Melbourne’s east

Two people are being treated in hospital after a car ploughed into voters outside a pre-polling booth in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

Emergency services were called to the Maroondah Sports Club on Mount Dandenong Road in Ringwood East after reports of a crash about 1pm on Friday.

A police spokesman said investigators believe the driver of a Ford Focus sedan was attempting to park near a polling booth when they struck a pedestrian.

They said members of the public went to the aid of the 43-year-old Ringwood woman before she was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver and sole occupant of the car, an 89-year-old Croydon woman, was assessed by paramedics at the scene. The spokesman said the Croydon woman was expected to undergo a licence review.

An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said two people were taken to hospital, one to the Royal Melbourne and the other to the Maroondah Hospital.

“A woman in her 40s was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition with what’s believed to be minor injuries. A woman in her 80s was taken to Maroondah Hospital [and] she’s believed to be in a stable condition,” they said.

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