Police release cyclist?s name

By NATALIE PEUTnataliep@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org

GLADSTONE Police have released the name of a 17-year-old cyclist who was hit by a car on Dawson Highway on Sunday.

Brett Puttic was travelling on Park street and crossed the intersection onto Dawson Highway when he was struck and became trapped underneath a vehicle.

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson said the initial investigation suggests that the cyclist may have run a red light.

'He was transported to Gladstone Base Hospital for initial treatment and was reported to be in a critical but stable condition,' she said.

'He has been airlifted to the Royal Brisbane Hospital last night for further treatment.

'The motorist was not injured.'

Gladstone Police acting Sergeant John Cush said police were urging anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact the police.

A Royal Brisbane Hospital spokesperson said yesterday that Brett was in a stable condition.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident are being urged to phone Gladstone Police on 4971 3222 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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