Tasmanian Police have not ruled out charging a driver who hit a pedestrian on the Tasman Highway on Hobart's eastern shore yesterday and left the scene.

A 21-year-old man from Howrah died when he was hit by a ute and then run over by a second car at Cambridge about 2:00am.

The 25-year-old Rokeby man who was driving the ute did not stop and drove on to a home in Warrane before calling police.

Constable Kelly Cordwell said police expected to question the man shortly.

"Certainly we will have to be asking him questions in relation to why he didn't stop at the scene," Constable Cordwell said.

"Early indications are that he was frightened, that he panicked and he attended an address in Warrane and called police as soon as he could."

Constable Cordwell said the driver of the second car could not avoid hitting the man lying in the road.

She said both drivers were drug and alcohol-tested and the results were negative.

"Both drivers of both vehicles have been blood tested which is standard procedure for drugs and alcohol," Constable Cordwell said.

"Drugs and alcohol aren't suspected in relation to the drivers."

 

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