Mother dies in hospital after alleged hit-run

A MOTHER has sadly died in hospital after being mowed down by a car in an alleged hit-run in Melbourne’s southwest.

Ramaine ‘Stay’ Meldrum, 47, was on a motorcycle, riding along the Princes Highway at Wyndham Vale when she was hit by a silver Toyota Hilux about 4pm on Friday.

She was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but sadly succumbed to her injuries and passed away last night.


Friends and relatives of Ms Meldrum have described her as a “bubbly” and “friendly” person and an experienced motorcyclist who had been riding for “well over 20 years”.

It’s alleged the driver who hit the mother left the scene following the collision.

Following investigations, police attended a house in Wyndham Vale about 6.30pm where they arrested a 45-year-old man.

He was interviewed before being released pending further enquiries.

Detectives are urging anyone who witnessed the crash or may have been driving through the area with a dash camera to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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