Emergency crews were called to a crash on Bourbong St at 8pm.
Emergency crews were called to a crash on Bourbong St at 8pm. Rhylea Millar

Sunshine Coast man dies after being hit by stolen car

A MAN has died after being struck by a stolen car that lost control and mounted the footpath in Bundaberg.

The Sunshine Coast man, 63, was walking along the footpath about 7.45pm Monday when the driver of a stolen Toyota sedan lost control of the car.

The car mounted the curb and struck the man near the intersection of Bourbong and Bingera streets, police said.

He was declared dead at the scene.

The driver and sole occupant of the car, a 27-year-old Avenell Heights man, was arrested at the scene and was assisting police late Monday night.

Police said initial inquiries suggest the sedan was stolen from Avenell Heights earlier on Monday.

Surrounding roads were closed while the Forensic Crash Unit investigated Monday night.

Police have called for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has dashcam footage or CCTV to come forward.

It was the third fatal crash on Queensland roads since Sunday.

Crews called to serious crash near CBD

EMERGENCY services are attending to an incident just outside the CBD after a vehicle crash occurred.  

It occurred about 8pm, outside the Red Rooster on Bourbong St.

Emergency crews were called to the crash on Bourbong St at 8pm.
Emergency crews were called to the crash on Bourbong St at 8pm. Rhylea Millar

Crews from QAS and QPS are currently at the scene between Maryborough and Burrum St.

A 27-year-old male is being transported to Bundaberg Hospital.   

A spokesman from QPS said it wasn't yet known if the crash involved one or two vehicles.  

This is a developing story. More to come


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