The Bruce Highway is closed south of Bowen this morning following a serious crash. A pedestrian has been left with critical injuries after being hit by a truck around 2:30. The man, aged in his forties was walking on the road when the collision occurred and he has been taken to Bowen Hospital for further treatment. Police say the Highway will be closed for several hours and while diversions are in place for light traffic, heavy vehicles will not be able to pass.
In the wake of calls for stricter actions on crime in Mackay a new political candidate has stepped forward. Hetty Johnston is currently touring Queensland as an Independent Senate Candidate.The Bravehearts Founder is calling for mandatory life sentences for repeat child sex offenders. Speaking in Mackay recently she said it’s time we stand up for vulnerable children:
“I know that our Politicians, those people in power, know what I know. I know that they know we’ve got a crisis going on here with our children. They’re literally dying. They’re cutting themselves, they’re committing crimes, their lives are being destroyed, and I know the Government is not doing anything about it.” If you have been affected by this story please reach out to Lifeline on 13 11 14.