Woman killed by truck: Police meet with distraught family
UPDATE 9.30AM: Forensic Crash Unit officers are this morning expected to meet with the family of a woman fatally hit and killed by a truck in Coolum last night.
The 39-year-old was struck by the vehicle on School Rd about 5.10pm and died at the scene, despite paramedics' best efforts to revive her.
Members of the community have taken to Facebook to express their sadness and offer condolences to the woman's friends and family.
There are reports the woman was hit while getting out of her car, but police have yet to confirm.
The driver of the truck, a 39-year-old man, was uninjured and is helping police with their enquires.
Police urge any witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
6AM: Paramedics fought tirelessly to save a woman's life after she was hit by a truck but she died at the scene.
Police at the scene confirmed the 39-year-old woman was hit by a male driver on Thursday afternoon.
The driver is now helping officers with their enquires.
Senior Sergeant Matt Campbell said it was too early to say if charges would be filed, but that the Forensic Crash Unit were currently investigating.
The woman's family, including her mother, remained on the scene with Snr Sgt Campbell describing them as "absolutely distraught".
"We're assisting them as best we can through this time," Snr Sgt Campbell said.
6PM: A woman aged in her 40s has been killed after she was hit by a truck on the Sunshine Coast tonight.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the woman had died at the scene.
She was struck on School Rd at Coolum Beach about 5.10pm.
It is understood members of the woman's family were at the scene of the tragic incident.
An extremely distraught woman, understood to be the dead woman's mother, was led away from the incident by police and is being comforted by officers.
The residential street is currently closed in both directions.
There are numerous ambulance and police cars at the scene.
The forensic crash unit has also arrived to investigate the incident.
5.20PM: Emergency services are at the scene of a serious incident on the Sunshine Coast in which a pedestrian has been hit by a vehicle.
The incident, located on School Rd at Coolum Beach, occurred about 5.10pm.
Queensland Ambulance Services are currently on scene.