LATEST: POLICE are preparing a report of a 31-year-old man's death for the coroner, after he died from injuries sustained when he was struck by a B-double truck.

The Newtown man, whose name has not been released, was struck as he ran across James St in front of the truck about 7.45pm Sunday.

He was taken to hospital in a critical condition with significant leg, torso and head injuries, but he never recovered.

Toowoomba City Patrol Group officer Inspector Mark Wheeler said the driver of the truck had very little time to react when the man ran in front of his eastbound vehicle.

Officers found keys to a Honda car on the man as well as a receipt from the Clifford Gardens Shopping Centre Coles supermarket from earlier in the day.

YESTERDAY: THE 31-year-old man struck by a B-double truck on James St has died from his injuries.

The man was hit as he ran across the path of the truck about 7.45pm on Sunday. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

Police investigations into the crash are continuing.

Emergency paramedics prepare to transport the injured man to Toowoomba Hospital.
Emergency paramedics prepare to transport the injured man to Toowoomba Hospital. Kevin Farmer

 

MONDAY: THE identity of a man who was critically injured when hit by a truck on James St has eluded police trying to piece together the very few clues in their possession.

Toowoomba City Patrol Group officer Inspector Mark Wheeler said the driver of the truck had very little time to react when the man ran in front of his eastbound vehicle shortly before 8pm yesterday.

Officers found keys to a Honda car on the man as well as a receipt from the Clifford Gardens Shopping Centre Coles supermarket from earlier in the day.

A search of the Clifford Gardens car park failed to locate a vehicle which the keys were from.

"Our initial inquiries are that the male pedestrian has gone to run across the road," Insp. Wheeler said.

"The prime mover had very little warning."

Insp. Wheeler said the driver attempted to swerve but could not avoid colliding with the man.

"He is obviously upset.

"I would imagine he is probably going to be traumatised by it."

The man, believed to be about 40 years old, sustained significant leg, torso and head injuries.

He yesterday remained in the Intensive Care Unit of Toowoomba Hospital.

Eastbound lanes of James St were blocked for six hours while forensic crash investigators examined the scene.

"It could simply be a case this fellow has misjudged the whole thing."

 

EARLIER: A man who was hit by a truck on James St is this morning in Toowoomba Hospital's Intensive Care Unit.

A hospital spokesman said the man had sustained serious injuries.

The incident occurred about 8pm yesterday.

SUNDAY 9PM: A male pedestrian is in a critical condition after being struck by a B-double truck in James St.

The incident occurred just before 8pm Sunday outside Clifford Gardens Shopping Centre east of the Anzac Av intersection.

East-bound traffic was brought to a halt while emergency paramedics worked frantically on the injured man before rushing him from the scene under lights and sirens to Toowoomba Hospital.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services station officer Shane Brown after the patient had been transported said that details leading up to the incident were unclear.


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