A motorbike rider collided with a kangaroo in the early hours of this morning on Nambour Connection Road, near The Big Pineapple. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily
A motorbike rider collided with a kangaroo in the early hours of this morning on Nambour Connection Road, near The Big Pineapple. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Man rushed to hospital after collision with Aussie icon

A man in his 60s was rushed to hospital in the early hours of this morning after colliding with an Australian icon on a pre-dawn motorbike ride.

The rider struck a kangaroo about 2.55am on Nambour Connection Rd, Woombye, just near The Big Pineapple.

Critical care paramedics were among the Queensland Ambulance Service officers called to the scene.

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The man was taken to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a serious condition with chest and abdominal injuries, and he remained in a stable condition.

A Queensland Police Service media spokesman said officers at the scene reported the rider had collided with a kangaroo and suffered internal injuries.

To the south of the region paramedics were also kept busy overnight, with a three vehicle crash at Wamuran which involved seven patients just after 10pm Friday.

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Paramedics assessed the seven patients, five of which were children, and the two adults, after the crash on the D'Aguilar Highway.

Two adults in their 30s and a child were taken to Caboolture Hospital with minor injuries, while the other four patients declined transport to hospital.


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