A Hamilton man says he is counting his blessings after an alleged hit-run crash near Penhurst on Thursday.
Tom Watts said he was travelling home from his 10-year school reunion in Warrnambool when a white utility collided with his Nissan Navara about 10pm.
"I was driving on the Hamilton Highway and had just passed the Penshurst police station when the white ute hit me on the corner of Cox Street and Hamilton Highway," he said.
"They knew they hit me, they stopped for a little bit and then sped off again."
Mr Watts said he was pretty shaken up after the incident.
"I went into survival mode," he said.
"My vehicle was pushed quite a bit when they hit me and I was able to manoeuvre the car off to the side of the road. I was lucky to be in one piece."
Mr Watts said he believed the utility failed to give way at the intersection.
He said he was angry that the driver didn't stop and offer assistance.
"I was really angry last night," he said.
"If I didn't brake, I probably would have flipped and rolled and would be in a totally different situation."
Mr Watts said the incident was reported to the police.
He said he was counting his blessings to be alive but hoped the offending driver would do the right thing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Hamilton police or Crime Stoppers.
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