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Pakenham hit-run: Man on the run after head-on smash which left a woman and three children in hospital

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A driver is on the run after crashing a stolen car into another car carrying a woman and three children at Pakenham.

The woman and children, aged 10, 11 and 13, were travelling along Toomuc Valley Road in a blue Ford sedan when they were struck by a stolen car just before 10.30pm last night.

After the collision, the driver of the stolen Toyota, which was snatched from Hampton last week, fled the scene.

Police believe the driver took off in another vehicle, which was probably following along behind the silver Toyota.

Assistant Commissioner for Road Policing, Libby Murphy, said the woman who was struck was doing nothing wrong.

“This poor innocent woman and her children were driving very safely along Toomuc Valley Road in Pakenham when they were hit head on,” she told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell.

The 37-year-old Pakenham woman who was driving the Ford, and the three children who were in the car are all being treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The woman sustained broken ribs in the collision.

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Investigators are urging anyone who may have witnessed the collision or with any dashcam footage to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at

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