British man, 57, run over and killed in Australia by 19-year-old motorist

British man, 57, is run over and killed in Australia by 19-year-old motorist who stopped and tried unsuccessfully to save him

  • The 57-year-old Briton crossed the road in Biggera Waters outside a shopping centre
  • The teenage driver tried to save the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene
  • The teen then drove off in a white 2012 Holden Colorado double cab, police said

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A Briton has been hit and killed by a young motorist after leaving a high street in Queensland, Australia.

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The 57-year-old man was crossing the road in the town of Biggera Waters outside Harbor Town shopping center when he was hit by a 19-year-old driver.

The teenager tried desperately to save him, according to police, but emergency services pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Police said he was hit at about 5:15 p.m. local time (9:15 a.m. BST) today.

The vehicle was a white 2012 Holden Colorado double cab which, according to police, was traveling south of town after the incident.

A man has died after being hit by a vehicle near Biggera Waters this afternoon, Wednesday, October 26. Filephoto: The Broadwater forshore at Biggera Waters, Queensland

“Preliminary information indicates the 57-year-old man was crossing Oxley Drive when he was hit by a white 2012 Holden Colorado double cab driving south,” police said in a statement.

The driver, a 19-year-old man from Biggera Waters, stopped and immediately provided assistance to the man for emergency services, but the pedestrian died at the scene.

“The Forensic Crash Unit will investigate and are looking for witnesses, especially those with dashcam vision or CCTV of the crash or the moments preceding it to come forward.”

Police are asking anyone with information to call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

A teenage driver also killed a Briton in 2018 while driving a pizza delivery boy.

In August this year, British expatriate Alistair Bidmead was killed while working as a stonemason in Sydney when several tons of scaffolding and stones came loose and killed him.

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