Highway Drama As Bus Catches Fire And Truck And Pedestrian Collide
Queensland emergency services were in high demand Thursday morning following a bus fire on the Captain Cook Highway and a collision between a pedestrian and a truck in Mowbray.
QFES crews raced to the scene where the engine bay of a Sunbus had caught on fire near the Cairns Airport around 9:30am.
With the handy assistance of airport fire teams, the blaze was extinguished and everyone on board was safely evacuated.
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Meantime, a man in his 20's was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after being hit by a truck at the Mowbray River on the bridge, just south of Port Douglas.
Police confirmed the truck driver attempted to swerve to avoid the collision.
The incident remains under investigations.
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