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APPEAL | Pedestrian Involved In Hit Run In Gladstone

Police have issued an appeal for information after an elderly man was hit by a trail bike in Kin Kora last month.

Preliminary information suggests around 5pm on August 31 a 77-year-old local man was walking along the pathway that runs between Emmadale Drive and the soccer field at the end of Pioneer Drive when he was struck by a blue trail bike as it sped past him.

The man fell to the ground while the rider of the bike failed to stop and render assistance.

The man was transported to Gladstone Hospital and treated for his injuries, then later discharged.

Sadly, on September 10 the 77-year-old man passed away.

Police investigations are continuing to determine whether or not the incident on August 31 contributed to the man’s death and the matter has been referred to the Coroner.

Gladstone Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who have seen a blue trail bike in that particular area at any time to come forward.

Police believe the trail bike has been seen in the area several times in the past, particularly along the roadway that leads from the end of Pioneer Drive to the soccer field.

The rider is described as wearing a dark coloured helmet with dark goggles.

Anyone who may know the rider of the bike is also urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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