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Bike rider hit by car in the CBD

Police help recover an 11-year-old’s bike yesterday after he was hit by a car in Reef Street.
Police help recover an 11-year-old’s bike yesterday after he was hit by a car in Reef Street. Renee Pilcher

A TEENAGE boy from Moy Pocket was found unconscious by the Kenilworth First Responders on Saturday afternoon after being hit by a Holden Commodore ute while riding his bike.

In an unrelated accident a Gympie boy, 11, was hit by a car, also while riding a bike, along Reef Street yesterday.

The Moy Pocket boy, 15, is believed to have ridden his bike out of his driveway onto the Moy Pocket Road and into the path of a ute about 2.45pm.

Cooroy ambulance officers were second on the scene to treat the boy and organised for him to be airlifted to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a critical condition.

The boy was believed to have suffered a serious head injury in the crash.

An Imbil man, 19, who was driving the ute that hit the boy on Moy Pocket Road, was not injured in the collision.

Gympie’s Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

In a separate incident, a Gympie Ambulance spokesperson said a Gympie boy, 11, who was hit by a car yesterday about 12pm was not seriously injured.

It is believed the boy was riding his bike across Reef Street near the Memorial Park gates when he was hit by a small car, which was travelling at a low speed.

He was transported by ambulance to the Gympie Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

Gympie police are investigating yesterday’s crash.

Gympie Times


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