Rural View crash: Police speak after horrific collision on Eimeo Road

Driver's desperate bid to save woman after horror crash

LATEST: The driver of a car that struck a woman in the middle of the road tried desperately to save her life as emergency services rushed to the scene.

The 33-year-old woman was flung metres from the point of impact on Eimeo Rd at Rural View in a horrific incident children witnessed in a nearby Holden Commodore.

Police are now trying to piece together the woman's final moments and have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

Mackay District Duty Officer Mark Sweetnam said the Commodore had been parked on the side of the road and it was believed the woman "came from that vehicle".

"We are trying to establish exactly what has happened out here tonight," Senior Sergeant Sweetnam said.

"She was on the road, on the carriageway - not on the edge.

"(She has) then gone to the side of the road where she was treated by ambulance officers and members of the public, including a family member.

Mackay District Duty Officer Senior Sergeant Mark Sweetnam at the scene of a fatal pedestrian collision on Eimeo Rd at Rural View. The woman, 33, from Mackay was struck and killed by a passing vehicle about 7.20pm Wednesday, July 15.
Mackay District Duty Officer Senior Sergeant Mark Sweetnam at the scene of a fatal pedestrian collision on Eimeo Rd at Rural View. The woman, 33, from Mackay was struck and killed by a passing vehicle about 7.20pm Wednesday, July 15. Tara Miko

"Unfortunately she has passed away."

Snr Sgt Sweetnam said the male driver of the car that struck the woman had been travelling towards Eimeo at the time of the incident.

"That gentleman actually came back and rendered assistance and started CPR," he said.

Snr Sgt Sweetnam said police had spoken with the man, as well as members of the woman's family who were at the scene at the time.

They were co-operating with investigations.

"The vehicles that were involved and everyone that was involved was still on scene when emergency services arrived," he said.

"There was a vehicle at the side of the road - a white Commodore station wagon.

"We believe she had come from that vehicle.

"There were other people near the vehicle, or in the vehicle, as well.

"If anyone travelling past can recall seeing the white Commodore station wagon, we would appreciate if they could come forward."

Residents in the area around Eimeo Rd near the scene, about 300m from the roundabout intersection with Montgomery St, have been asked to report anything they may have heard between 7pm and 7.30pm.

"Anyone from say 7pm to 7.30pm, or around that time, if they saw or heard anything in the area - it's a residential area - if they could come forward and help us out, it would be greatly appreciated," Snr Sgt Sweetnam said.

"We'll try to piece together what has happened here tonight.

"There's no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved at this stage, on tests that were done (on the) roadside."

 

9.40PM: A 33-year-old woman has died at the scene of a horrific collision at Rural View.

Police say she was treated for critical injuries after a car collided with her on Eimeo Rd about 7.20pm.

But she could not be saved.

The driver of the car was not physically harmed and is helping police with their investigations.

The road remains closed.

Forensic Crash Unit investigators are appealing for anyone in the vicinity of Eimeo Road between 7 and 7.30pm who may have witnessed the incident, who may have dash cam footage or who noticed a white Commodore station wagon parked on the side of Eimeo road, to contact police.

Emergency services are on scene at Rural View following a collision between a car and pedestrian.
Emergency services are on scene at Rural View following a collision between a car and pedestrian. Tara Miko

UPDATE 8.30PM: A woman has suffered serious injuries in a horrific collision in Mackay's Northern Beaches.

A woman was struck by a car on Eimeo Rd at Rural View about 7.20pm.

Paramedics on scene performed CPR on the injured woman as police closed the road to all traffic.

Police roadblocks remain in place at either end of Eimeo Rd at Montgomery St and Mackay Bucasia Rd.

The Forensic Crash Unit is on scene.

Emergency services are on scene at Rural View following a collision between a car and pedestrian.
Emergency services are on scene at Rural View following a collision between a car and pedestrian. Tara Miko

EARLIER: EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a serious traffic incident in Mackay's Northern Beaches.

Initial reports suggest a pedestrian has been struck by a car on Eimeo Road at Rural View.

The incident was reported about 7.20pm with Queensland Ambulance paramedics on scene treating a woman for serious injuries.

It is understood CPR is in progress.

All emergency services are on scene.

The road is closed to all traffic with police controls in place.