Pedestrian airlifted to GC Hospital after getting hit by a van on a highway

A man’s been airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital this morning, after he was hit by a van along a highway in northern New South Wales.

Emergency services were called to the Bruxner Highway just outside of Ballina around 4.00am, following reports a pedestrian had been struck by a van.

A 23-year-old man was treated for leg and head injuries at the scene, before he was airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.


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The driver of the van, a 64-year-old man, was uninjured but still taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Police are now investigating the circumstances around the crash, with local road closures in place.

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