An officer from the Forensic Crash unit inspects a vehicle involved in the incident.
An officer from the Forensic Crash unit inspects a vehicle involved in the incident. Megan Pope

Standing beside his car proved fatal for driver

A BRISBANE man died after being hit by a four-wheel-drive while standing beside his car in Tiaro on Saturday.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the tragic circumstances leading to the death of the 58-year-old Daisy Hill man.

Just after noon the four-wheel-drive hit the man who was standing near his car on the Bruce Hwy, known as Mayne St, in that section of Tiaro, near the John St intersection.

Bundaberg doctor Hussain Anjum was one of the first at the scene and attempted to resuscitate the unconscious man while waiting for paramedics to arrive.

"He had visible head injuries," he said.

"I worked with the local ambulance officers and intensive care paramedics from the helicopter, but he passed away."

Acting inspector Paul Behne said investigations found the four-wheel-drive that struck the man was hit by another vehicle turning on to Mayne St.

"We are conducting inquiries as to how it occurred," he said.

The drivers of the four-wheel-drive and the third vehicle were not injured.

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