A truck driver is on the run after ploughing into five pedestrians in central Melbourne.

The truck hit a traffic light and a group of pedestrians near the intersection of City Road and Power Street at Southbank on Thursday night.

Five pedestrians, four men and a woman all believed to be aged in their 20s, suffered lower body injuries in the crash and were taken to hospital.

Two of the men are in a critical condition, while the three other pedestrians are classed as serious but stable.

The truck, possibly a tanker, left the scene via Power Street and police are still searching for the driver.

Police don’t believe there is any ongoing threat to the community.

Five injured in Melbourne truck hit-run
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