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Eyewitness reveals moment boy, 3, was killed in Melbourne daycare drive through Sunshine North

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The driver who allegedly hit and killed a three-year-old boy outside a nursery and drove away has turned himself in.

The 73-year-old Heathcote Junction woman surrendered to police after a desperate call from detectives for the mysterious driver to come forward.

The child was beaten on McIntyre Rd in Sunshine North, west Melbourne, around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in front of his “distraught” mother and a number of other witnesses.

A witness told the Daily Mail Australia on Friday that the vehicle that hit the child braked immediately after the accident but quickly pulled away.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and desperately tried to treat the boy’s life-threatening injuries. He was taken to hospital where he later died.

The little boy ran from the house with the red roof (left) directly onto the busy road at the traffic lights

Hairdresser Saad Alyoshik claimed that the driver who hit the boy braked after the collision but did not stop

Hairdresser Saad Alyoshik claimed that the driver who hit the boy braked after the collision but did not stop

A witness claimed that the boy ran out of this garage after someone opened it.  He landed right in the path of a car, which wouldn't stop after hitting it

A witness claimed that the boy ran out of this garage after someone opened it. He landed right in the path of a car, which wouldn’t stop after hitting it

A three-year-old boy is dead after being mowed down outside a nursery by a hit-and-run driver while police search for the person behind the wheel (scene pictured)

A three-year-old boy is dead after being mowed down outside a nursery by a hit-and-run driver while police search for the person behind the wheel (scene pictured)

Hairdresser Saad Alyoshik said his colleague was desperately trying to stop the boy from running across the busy road.

Directly across from the scene of the tragedy, Mr. Alyoshik said he watched in horror as the boy pulled out of a garage onto the road.

“He gets on the road, he ran and then hit the car, he didn’t see him, he hit him and then he ran. It’s very bad,” he said.

My business owner, he says ‘stop, stop’. We see the boy when he gets there and he’s a little boy, he never heard or don’t understand. That’s why.

“And then I saw the accident… I think someone opened the garage and he was just running.”

Mr Alyoshik claims that the car that hit the little boy braked after the collision before driving away.

“Not exactly stop, like, don’t stop, but hit him and then run away,” he said.

Mr. Alyoshik described the chaos in the moments after the tragedy.

“After that, there are just too many people looking for him. His mother was very bad, I can’t talk,’ he said, swallowing his tears.

‘I was shaking. I was scared.’

Mr Alyoshik said it took up to 15 minutes for the police to arrive.

‘But too late I think. I don’t know. After 10 minutes (they come) or 15 minutes. It should come right away, in two, three minutes, because little boy,’ he said.

Detectives are now desperate for the driver of a red Toyota Camry who is urging the driver to “turn himself in.”

The child was beaten around 6:30 p.m. Thursday in front of his 'distraught' mother and a number of other witnesses on McIntyre Rd in Sunshine North, west Melbourne (scene pictured, with a single shoe left in the middle of the road)

The child was beaten around 6:30 p.m. Thursday in front of his ‘distraught’ mother and a number of other witnesses on McIntyre Rd in Sunshine North, west Melbourne (scene pictured, with a single shoe left in the middle of the road)

Investigators suspect at this stage that the driver did not stop because they were “panic”.

“Clashes like this sometimes bring out the worst and the best in people,” Detective Acting Sergeant Leigh Miller told 9News.

‘In this case you have the driver of a car for unknown reasons, who has failed to stop and help this child.

“I can only hope they didn’t know it was a child, but if they did, what else can we say about them?”

Officers from Victoria’s Major Collision Unit searched the crime scene overnight, cordoned off the busy road and knocked on the doors of nearby homes and businesses to request CCTV footage of the incident.

A child’s shoe lay in the middle of the road as police investigated the scene.

“Detectives are calling on anyone with information and the driver to come forward and contact the police,” the police said.

On Friday, locals who frequented the shopping strip across the street from the tragedy expressed their grief.

‘It’s such a busy road. The poor kid,” one man told the Daily Mail Australia.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, has dashcam footage or other information that could assist police in their investigation is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

CCTV footage of the scene shows the car driving through the area

CCTV footage of the scene shows the car driving through the area

Detectives are now desperate for the driver of a red Toyota Camry and are urging the motorist to 'turn himself in' (scene pictured)

Detectives are now desperate for the driver of a red Toyota Camry and are urging the motorist to ‘turn himself in’ (scene pictured)

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