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Pedestrian is left fighting for life after being struck by cyclist in hit-and-run in Melbourne

An elderly pedestrian is fighting for life after he was struck by a cyclist who then fled the scene. 

The 79-year-old man was hit as he walked near a shopping centre at Main Street Plaza in Pakenham, south-east Melbourne at 8.20am on Tuesday. 

The man was flown to hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

The 79-year-old man was hit as he walked along Main Street Plaza at Pakenham, in Melbourne's southeast at 8.20am on Tuesday. The man was flown to hospital with life threatening injuries

A search operation was launched after the cyclist fled the scene. 

About three hours later a blue bike was found outside an abandoned warehouse in Cook Street.

A 24-year-old man was found inside the warehouse and was arrested.

A crime scene has been set up at the shopping centre.

A crime scene has been set up at the shopping centre in Melbourne's southeast after the incident

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