Ballarat man accused of fleeing fatal crash

Photo: 7 News.
Photo: 7 News.

A Ballarat man who is accused of fleeing a fatal crash in Brighton East is facing a string of charges.

Santino Bankal, 28, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court today in relation to a crash on the Nepean Highway on Friday, July 7.

A 21-year-old male motorcyclist, from Highett, died during the crash.

Police allege the motorcyclist collided with the rear of Bankal’s car.

Bankal faces five charges:

  • Failing to stop after an accident where someone was killed
  • Failing to render assistance
  • Failing to report the accident to police
  • Driving while disqualified
  • Driving an unregistered car

He had his bail extended and is due to return to court on October 4.