Investigation continues

INVESTIGATIONS into the death of a man after he was hit by a car on an evening walk from a care facility continue.

The 55-year-old man, a resident from Tarampa After Care Centre, had walked about 1.5km from the facility on Lowood-Minden Road on Thursday when he was struck and killed by a passing motorist.

Police said the car didn't stop after it hit the man, but the driver returned after going to his home nearby, and he called the police about 6.45pm.

Lowood Sergeant Ian Douglas said the pedestrian was walking down the side of the unlit road away from the facility in the dark wearing dark clothes.

“The matter is being investigated by the Forensic Crash Unit as all serious crashes are, and they will prepare a report for the Coroner,” Sgt Douglas said.

“It is a tragedy that highlights the danger of people walking on unlit roads at night.

“It's certainly a tragedy for him and his family.

“No charges (against the driver) have been laid at this stage.”

Tarampa After Care Centre owners Tony and Tanya Sherlock expressed their sympathy to the deceased man's family.

Story courtesy of the Queensland Times


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