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Man in hospital after being hit by a car while walking on the Bruce H'way


A man has been airlifted to Cairns Hospital after he was hit by a car when he was walking along the Bruce Highway near Innisfail. 

Police say the 36-year-old man was walking south on the highway, at Mighell, around 9pm last night. 

The 68-year-old woman driving a vehicle headed south tried to swerve to miss the man but ended up hitting him. 

The pedestrian was initially taken to Innisfail Hospital with a significant lower leg injury, but was subsequently airlifted to Cairns Hospital. 

The driver is not injured. 

Investigations are continuning. 

Meantime, a motorcycle and vehicle have collided on the Captain Cook Highway, at Trinity Beach, leaving a person in Cairns Hospital with arm injuries. It happened around 6.45pm last night.