Woman critically ill after hit by truck

A WOMAN was in a critical condition in a Brisbane intensive care unit yesterday after she was struck by a B-double semi trailer on the Bruce Hwy on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old woman was flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital on Tuesday afternoon after she suffered severe injuries when she was struck by the vehicle at 11.30am.

Fraser Coast crash unit officer in charge Sergeant Steve Webb said the driver of the semi trailer had handled the situation well, but the collision was impossible to avoid.

Police believe the woman was involved in an argument with her partner before the accident, and had got out of a car on nearby Peterson St before she was struck by the vehicle.

The semi-trailer driver was treated by paramedics for small facial cuts, after his semi trailer rolled on to a nearby embankment as he swerved to avoid the woman.

Treated at the scene by paramedics, the woman was then taken to Maryborough Base Hospital in a critical condition before being flown to Brisbane for further treatment. Police are investigating the incident.

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