Cyclist killed after being hit by truck
UPDATE 5PM: A CYCLIST has died after being struck by a small truck in Avoca - the second cyclist to be killed on the region's roads in less than three months.
Emergency services were called to Johnson St outside Aldi just before 3pm on Monday.
The 57-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene despite efforts of paramedics.
Queensland Ambulance Service critical care flight paramedic Nigel Beyer said details of what happened were difficult to ascertain as police continued their investigations.
"It appears this gentleman is around about 68 years old, was riding a push bike and was hit by a small truck," he said. "
"The patient was in cardiac arrest on arrival of the first ambulance and remained in cardiac arrest suffering what appeared to be significant head and chest injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene despite aggressive efforts by paramedics."
The small truck was a Bundaberg Regional Council vehicle and Mayor Mal Forman confirmed the matter was in the hands of police.
"This incident comes as a terrible shock to everyone at council and our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the cyclist," he said.
On March 19 a 77-year-old cyclist was killed outside Sandhills Sports Club, Bargara after being hit by a car.
EARLIER: JUST before 3pm emergency services were called to a crash on the corner of Bolewski and Johnston Sts, Avoca.
It is believed a male cyclist and truck collided.
Fire, ambulance and police are at the scene.
More information to come.