Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal pedestrian accident mid-morning yesterday on the Pacific Highway at Chinderah, in which a man crossing the southbound lanes was hit by a truck.
The man died at the scene after the accident at around 9.50am and the truck driver was taken to Tweed Hospital for assessment.
A police spokesman said it appeared the man had ‘moved in front of the prime mover’, while a witness told local media the man appeared to be trying to cross the southbound lanes to get back to his car, parked on the left hand side of the highway, several hundred metres from the Murwillumbah exit.
The southbound lanes of the highway were closed for several hours and traffic diverted around the accident scene.
Any witnesses to the accident are asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Tweed police on 07 5536 0999.
A report is being prepared for the Coroner.