Cyclist seriously injured in Sunshine Coast crash

A CYCLIST has been seriously injured after being struck by a car at Diddillibah on Saturday afternoon.

 Police said that about 5pm a car turning right from the northbound lanes of David Low Way and the bicycle travelling south along the same road collided.

The cyclist was taken to Nambour Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the car is assisting police with their investigations.

Motorists are being urged to take extra care on the roads with the Sunshine Coast inundated with 3000 elite athletes from more than 70 countries for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships.

Sections of the Sunshine Motorway and other roads will be closed on Sunday for the huge event.

Cyclists have been training on Coast roads for the past week.

The event is expected to generate about $15 million for the local economy.

Shuttle buses will run from carparking at Mari Street Alexandra Headland and Mountain Creek High School into Mooloolaba both in the morning and afternoon on Sunday.

Parking will also be available at Maroochydore Rugby Union Club in Cotton Tree to service residents wanting to visit the beaches and parks for Father's Day.

Road closures for IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships


Buderim Ave, Mooloolaba Esp - Sunshine Motorway 4.30am-1.30pm

Walan St, Venning St - Brisbane Rd 8am-1.30pm

Mooloolaba Esplanade, Venning St - Buderim Ave 4.30am-4.30pm

Venning St, Mooloolaba Esp - Walan St 6am-1.30pm

Brisbane Rd, Walan St - Mooloolaba Esp 4.30am-1.30pm

Sunshine Motorway Peregian Springs roundabout - Yandina Coolum roundabout 6am-10.30am

Sunshine Motorway Yandina Coolum roundabout - David Low Way 5am-11am

Sunshine Motorway (southbound) David Low Way - Maroochydore Rd 5am-11.15am

Sunshine Motorway (southbound) Maroochydore Rd - Mooloolaba Rd 5am-1.30pm

Maroochydore Rd (westbound) Sunshine Motorway - Old Maroochydore Rd 6.30am-1.15pm

Old Maroochydore Rd, Maroochydore Rd - Vise Rd 6.30am-1.15pm

Eudlo Flats Rd, Old Maroochydore Rd - Diddillibah Rd 6.30am-1pm

Diddilibah Rd, Kiel Mountain Rd - Petrie Creek Rd 7am-1pm

Petrie Creek Rd, David Low Way - Paynters Creek Rd (Nambour end) 7am-12.45pm

Paynters Creek Rd All 7am-12.30pm

Upper Rosemount Rd, Paynters Creek Rd - Paynters Creek Rd 7am-12.30pm

Alexandra Pde, Buderim Ave - Pacific Tce 5.30am-4.15pm

Alexandra Pde (southbound lanes), Pacific Tce - Parker St 5.30am-4.15pm

Aerodrome Rd (southbound lanes), Parker St - Wirraway St 5.30am-4pm

Sixth Ave (southbound lanes), Aerodrome Rd - Memorial Ave 6am-4pm

Melrose Pde, Sixth Ave - Alexandra Pde 6am-4pm

Alexandra Pde, Melrose Pde - Cotton Tree Pde 6am-4pm

Cotton Tree Pde, Alexandra Pde - Fourth Ave 6am-3.45pm

Duporth Ave, The Esplanade (Cotton Tree) - Beach Rd 6am-3.30pm

Ocean St, Duporth Ave - Beach Rd 6am-3.30pm



Buderim Ave 1am-1.30pm

Douglas St 1am-1.30pm

Alexandra Pde/Aerodrome Rd (southbound) 1am-4.30pm

Sixth Ave (southbound) Aerodrome Rd - Beach Pde 1am-4.30pm

Melrose / Alexandra / Cotton Tree Pde Sixth Ave - King St 1am-4.30pm

Melrose / Alexandra / Cotton Tree Pde Duporth Ave 1am-4pm

Duporth Ave First Ave - Ocean St 1am-4pm

Mooloolaba Taxi rank relocated to Venning St (in front of Mantra Hotel) 5am Friday, 2nd - 11pm Sunday, 4th


Mountain Creek High School to Mooloolaba (River Esplanade)

Saturday, September 3: 8am-6pm

Sunday, September 4: 4.30am-8.30am, 12.30pm-5.30pm

Maroochydore/Alexandra Headland to Mooloolaba (Buderim Ave)

Saturday, September 3: 8am-6pm

Sunday, September 4: 4.30am-8am, 1.30pm-4.30pm

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