Pedestrian hit by van – Far North Coast

A pedestrian has been hit by a van on the state’s Far North Coast this morning.

Just before 4am (Friday 25 September 2020), emergency services were called to the Bruxner Highway, near Duck Creek Mountain Road, Alstonville, following reports a man had been struck by a Toyota Hiace van.

The pedestrian, a 23-year-old man, was treated at the scene for leg and head injuries, before being airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.

The driver, a 64-year-old man, was uninjured and taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Richmond Police District attended and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The Bruxner Highway is closed in both directions and local road closures are in place.

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Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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