UPDATE: Pedestrian struck by trailer of B double in Casino

Video captured by local resident Joshua Fussell.

Susanna Freymark

POLICE UPDATE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 11

A B-double Kenworth driven by a 33 year old male driver was travelling in a westerly direction along Dyraaba Street, Casino at 3.28pm yesterday, Monday, June 10.

At the intersection of West Street, the truck stopped to give way to traffic before entering the intersection and turning south to travel along West Street. 

At this time the pedestrian, a woman, 39, has stepped from the southeastern curb of the intersection and has started to walk across West Street towards the opposite side of the roadway. While walking the female pedestrian was stuck by the ‘A’ Trailer of the turning truck and subsequently fell. 

The woman was transported by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Gold Coast Hospital where she is in a trauma ward in a stable condition.

She has several fractures and abrasions over her body however it is reported she did not sustain any life-threatening injuries. 

At this time, she is being held for ongoing treatment and observation but she will likely be released over the coming days. 

The truck driver was taken to hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

ORIGINAL STORY PUBLISHED ON MONDAY, JUNE 10

Emergency services were called to West Street, Casino, following reports a woman had been hit by a semi trailer at about 3.30pm today, Monday, June 10.

A woman, 39, was treated at the scene by paramedics before being airlifted by the rescue helicopter to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.

The male truck driver, 33, was taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Casino VRA Rescue Squad was in attendance.

Police have established a crime scene and are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information or dash camera footage can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The pedestrian’s shoe under the truck wheel. Photo: Joshua Fussell

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