Police are investigating after a man was killed on the bypass.
Police are investigating after a man was killed on the bypass. John Gass

Banora man killed in bypass crash was walking for help

UPDATED, 10.25am Monday:  The 27-year-old man hit by a car and killed on the Tugun Bypass about 1am Saturday was from Banora Point.

Coolangatta police Sergeant Billy Kaz said the man was involved in a single car collision, his car coming to a stop near the centre divide of the highway.

He then walked near the Stewarts Rd, Currumbin Waters, on-ramp towards a traffic control light.

The man was then hit and killed by a car travelling northbound.

Police believe the man may have thought the light contained a manned camera that could be flagged for help.

Sgt Kaz was unable to detail the timeframe between when the man crashed his car and when he was killed by a car travelling northbound.

He said the incident was a reminder for drivers to be cautious when exiting their vehicle after a crash and to seek the nearest emergency service phone for help if a mobile phone is unavailable.

Queensland Police Service Forensic Crash Unit was investigating the circumstances surrounding the man's death.

 

INITIAL report, Saturday 2.23pm:  A man was hit by a car and killed at the Tugun Bypass about 1am on Saturday, after he got out of his crashed car.

Queensland police said the 27-year-old man was travelling northbound on the highway when he was involved in a single car collision.

His car came to a stop near the centre divide of the highway before the man got out and was hit by an oncoming car travelling north.

He died at the scene.

Queensland Police Service Forensic Crash Unit was investigating the circumstances surrounding the man's death.

Anyone with information about the incident should call CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.



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