The scene of the crash.
The scene of the crash.

Man killed in freak North Queensland incident

A MAN has died after an incident with a vehicle in Townsville.

Emergency services are racing to the scene of the incident on Carthew St in Thuringowa Central, Townsville Bulletin reports.

The scene of the incident.
The scene of the incident.

Police said the man in his 20s was working on his car which was next to a fence when the freak accident took place.

Police believe the fence fell over without warning and crushed the man between the bricks and his vehicle.

 

The scene of the incident.
The scene of the incident.

 

It appeared the man had his back to the fence when it collapsed.

A passer-by tried to administer first aid but was unable to revive the man.

Police have blocked access to the road.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said details of the incident were unclear but the man had been pinned to a wall or a wall had fallen on him.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman confirmed crews were attending the incident but could not immediately provide further details.

The scene of the incident.
The scene of the incident.

The incident took place about 1.15pm.

A large brick wall has collapsed at the scene.

A vehicle has come to rest immediately next to the wall.

The scene of the incident.
The scene of the incident.

Emergency services have placed a large sheet over the scene.

The street is one of the busiest in the suburb and connects Thuringowa Dr and Willows Shopping Centre.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.



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