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A Road Traffic Worker Has Been Hit And Killed By A Car

A road traffic controller has been killed in front of his colleagues when he was struck by a car on a highway on the Sunshine Coast.

The 56-year-old man was hit by the car just after midnight on Tuesday morning while managing traffic at roadworks on the Bruce Highway near Tanawha.

“Both fast lanes, north and south on the Bruce Highway, were closed, and the workers were working inside that area,” a police spokesman said at the scene.

“There was a number of people working inside that area at the time.”

Police say the driver and sole occupant of the car, a 47-year-old man, was found a short distance away.

“The driver of the vehicle decamped the scene prior to police arrival but was located some half a kilometre away up the Bruce Highway,” the police spokesman said.

The 47-year-old is being treated in the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and is being questioned by police.

AAP + Nine News

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