Police have taken a 25-year-old man into custody after a series of alleged violent car thefts in the Wide Bay area this morning.
At 10am this morning, a stolen vehicle driven by the man was intercepted on the Bruce Highway at Parklands where police discharged their firearm at the armed man during a confrontation.
The man was also struck by a passing vehicle during the incident.
He has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.
The Bruce Highway has since reopened after a closure following the incident, which caused major delays for commuters.