Woman ‘critical’ after quad bike hits pig

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after the quad bike she was on struck a wild pig in Townsville.

The 31-year-old was thrown from the bike when it collided with the pig on Riverway Drive shortly before 5am on Saturday.

Police said the woman was sitting on the back of the bike, which was being ridden by a 35-year-old man, at the time.


The woman sustained life-threatening head injuries and was rushed to Townsville Hospital in a critical condition.

Police said the man and woman were not wearing a helmet.

Miraculously, the man somehow managed to escape serious injury. He was taken to hospital for observation, police said.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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