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FIGHT FOR LIFE: Truck going full speed when man hit on Bruce Hwy

A man has been hit by a truck on the Bruce Highway (file pic).
A man has been hit by a truck on the Bruce Highway (file pic).

UPDATE 2.40PM: A man in his 30s is fighting for his life after he was hit by a truck on the Bruce Highway. 

A Queensland Ambulance officer said the truck was believed to be going at full speed when the man, aged in his 30s, was hit.

"An unknown male patient was hit by a moving truck on the Bruce Highway," the paramedic said.

"We don't know why he was there (on the highway).

"He has critical injuries - head injuries, and he also suffered 'multi-system trauma', which is significant injuries throughout the body."

The man was rushed to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for treatment in a critical condition. 

UPDATE 11.30: Police believe a truck has left a man in a serious condition after he was hit by the vehicle on the Bruce Highway.

The man was struck by a vehicle at Chevallum just before 10.40am, and has been rushed to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for treatment. 

He suffered chest and arm injuries, and is in a serious condition.

Police will remain on scene as crash investigators determine the cause for the crash.

Traffic is banking at the scene of a collision between a pedestrian and a truck, with a lane closed as officers investigate the scene.
Traffic is banking at the scene of a collision between a pedestrian and a truck, with a lane closed as officers investigate the scene. Google Maps

The northbound left lane of the highway is currently closed, causing kilometres of delays. 

Traffic is in gridlock on the Bruce Highway after a man was hit by a truck.
Traffic is in gridlock on the Bruce Highway after a man was hit by a truck.

EARLIER: A vehicle has hit a pedestrian on the Bruce Highway.

Paramedics, fire crews, and police were alerted to the incident at 10.40am, and are currently rushing to the scene at Chevallum.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said that the pedestrian had been hit on the northbound side of the Bruce Highway, near the Nambour Connection Road off ramp.

More to come.

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