Two younger mechanics have been killed after being hit by a automobile whereas serving to a broken-down bus on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
Paramedics who attended described the scene as “chaotic” as they tried to deal with their deadly accidents on the aspect of Nambour Connection Road at Woombye.
Lleyton Bartlett, 22, and his pal who was 25 – had been serving to restore a bus that had damaged down on the aspect of the highway on Thursday round 3.30pm.
The males had been working for a CDC South East Queensland bus firm on the time of the crash.
A Queensland Police spokesman stated a westbound automobile allegedly struck the pair.
They had been rushed to Sunshine Coast University Hospital with life threatening accidents the place they sadly died.
Police stated nobody was on board the bus on the time of the accident.
The 43-year-old Warana girl – who was allegedly driving the automobile – was not bodily injured and helps police with their inquiries.
She returned a unfavourable alcohol check.
Tributes have flowed on-line for Mr Bartlett who was described as a “larger than life” with a cheerful and cheeky vitality that was “contagious”.
The Immanuel Lutheran College graduate’s mum Lisa Bartlett paid tribute to her “caring” son who “was full of life”.
“He loved to play sports, he did motocross and hockey, and loved camping with his mates.” Mrs Bartlett stated.
“He always put on a smile on everyone’s face.”
The good Samaritan’s former principal Colin Minke stated Mr Barlett “always had a smile on his face”.
“Lleyton left an indelible mark on the Immanuel story and will be mourned by many staff and students.” he wrote.
The gifted sportsman was closely concerned with the Maroochydore hockey membership had simply accomplished his diesel mechanic apprenticeship in January.
Two males have died after they had been struck by a automobile at Woombye on the Sunshine Coast this afternoon.
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) April 21, 2022
Queensland Ambulance Service Senior Operations Supervisor Shane Kropp stated the scene was “very chaotic” however paramedics and bystanders who attended labored very nicely collectively.
“They got life-threatening injuries so advanced care and critical care paramedics … treated them accordingly,” he stated.
Northbound site visitors on the Bruce Highway heading in the direction of the Nambour Connection Road roundabout was banked up for about 3km.
Forensic Crash Unit officers and Workplace Health and Safety representatives are investigating the circumstances of the incident.
Anyone with any info, together with dashcam footage within the space on the time, is urged to contact police.