Jogger dragged 50m on bonnet, thrown into gully

The RACQ LifeFlight helicopter on the scene.
The RACQ LifeFlight helicopter on the scene.

A MAN dragged 50m on a car bonnet after being hit while jogging in the Glasshouse Mountains remains in a critical condition.

The man - aged in his mid-20s - was running along Old Gympie Rd about 11.15am yesterday when he was struck.

The man was carried on the bonnet until the car hit a bridge catapulting the jogger into a gully.

Bystanders ran to the man's aid, pulling him from the water and performing first aid.

The man was flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital by the Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter.

"It's believed the patient had been running on the bitumen, when he was hit by the vehicle, which had come around a bend in the road," an RACQ spokesman said.

"The man was reportedly carried nearly 50 metres on the bonnet, before it collided with a bridge, throwing him into a nearby gully."

RACQ's LifeFlight helicopter and Queensland Ambulance Service crews on the scene.
RACQ's LifeFlight helicopter and Queensland Ambulance Service crews on the scene.

The Forensic Crash Unit said preliminary investigations indicated the man had been jogging in a northerly direction when he was hit by a car travelling in the same direction.

Police have appealed for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage of the crash to contact them.

In a separate incident at Brisbane's Kangaroo Point, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Main and Baines St about 9pm yesterday.

A woman was treated for head injuries by paramedics and transported in a critical condition to Princess Alexandra Hospital with critical care paramedics on board.



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