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1 April, 2022

Fatal pedestrian incident

POLICE are appealing to the public for witnesses to an accident in Mareeba on 22 March that claimed the life of a 84-year-old man.

Mareeba Pony Club stalwart Col Thompson died after the accident which happened around 7.15am on Tuesday. 

The elderly man was riding a mobility scooter along Rankin Street when a collision occurred with a silver 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander driven by a 28-year-old Mareeba woman who was travelling in the opposite direction to the man. 

Mr Thompson was transported to Mareeba Hospital as a precautionary measure, however, passed away. 

The woman was not physically injured. Forensic Crash Unit investigators are appealing for witnesses to the collision, especially those with dashcam to come forward.


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