Man’s death linked to child’s birthday party

A man has died after being struck by a car in a Melbourne suburb.

Police said a man in his 20s had been struck by the car and died in hospital from his injuries.

The incident happened at an apartment complex on the corner of Victoria Street and Victoria Street about 7:30pm (AEST).

Police said the driver was not injured.

The driver of the vehicle was not named.

The man’s father was driving, and police said the crash appeared to be an accident.

A witness said the man had been walking towards a neighbour’s apartment when he was struck.

The car then veered and struck a parked car before coming to rest on the car park, police said.

No charges have been laid.

A spokeswoman for the state’s police union said there was no indication the crash was racially motivated.

“This is a tragic incident, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this young man,” she said.

“The police investigation is ongoing and we will be speaking to the driver of this vehicle in the near future.”

A memorial service will be held for the man on Saturday, the Melbourne Fire Brigade said.

It is not clear whether the man was married or living in a relationship.