Police update 1: Appeal for witnesses, fatal traffic crash at Buderim

Police from the Sunshine Coast Forensic Crash Unit investigating a fatal traffic incident at Buderim on Saturday, May 16 are appealing for witnesses and motorists with dashcam footage.

A 62-year-old Tewantin man died after being struck by a car on Stringybark Road at around 1.40am.

Investigators are interested in speaking with anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone who may have noticed a man and woman walking down Goshawk Boulevard and into Stringybark Road between 1.30 and 1.40am.

Any motorists who drove along Goshawk Boulevard or Stringybark Road between these times and with relevant dashcam footage, is also asked to contact police (details below).

The man was wearing dark shorts, dark long sleeve top, bare feet and had short cropped hair.

The woman was wearing denim shorts, dark coloured socks (no shoes), dark long sleeve top and may have been carrying a dark coloured backpack. She had short dark coloured hair.


Initial media release issued May 16:

A male pedestrian has passed away in hospital after being struck by a car in Buderim early this morning.

Preliminary information suggests about 1.40am, a 62-year-old man was walking along Stringybark Road when he was hit by a white Toyota sedan.

The man from Tewantin sustained critical injuries and was transported to Sunshine Coast University hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The 19-year-old male driver of the vehicle was not injured.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day or call 1800 333 000.

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