Public appeal for information about serious injury traffic crash at Mount Sheridan – Sept 11

Pic1View of the Bruce Highway intersection with Foster Road where the traffic crash occurred

A 17-year-old Mount Sheridan Drive teen sustained life threatening following a single traffic crash at Mount Sheridan on Wednesday September 11.

Initial information suggests that at 10.25am, two 17-year-old men ran across the pedestrian crossing zone on the Bruce Highway near the intersection of Foster Road, Mount Sheridan when they were allegedly struck by a grey 2005 BMW road bike.

Information suggests that lights at the intersection on the Bruce Highway turned green to allow northbound traffic to take off when the youths found themselves still crossing the intersection. The teens ran toward Mount Sheridan shopping center to get across the intersection when the motorcyle hit them.

The 61-year-old Freshwater man, the rider of the motorcyle, and the two 17-year-old pedestrians were treated at the scene by emergency service personnel and witnesses.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating and appealing for witnesses or people with information about the crash or movements of the motorcycle and pedestrians prior to the crash.

It is believed that a number of vehicles were at the intersection at the time including sedans and a truck. All witnesses are urged to contact the Forensic Crash Investigation Unit as soon as possible.

One 17-year-old Mount Sheridan man’s condition has deteriorated and he is in Cairns Hospital Intensive Care Unit with life threatening injuries  in a critical condition.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Sergeant John Fisher at the Forensic Crash Investigation Unit on 40307174 or Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 24hrs a day.

QP1301102869 refers

Pic2View of the Bruce Highway pedestrian crossing whilst standing on shopping centre side of the road

Pic3Bruce Highway where crash occurred – view is looking southbound at traffic travelling toward Cairns


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