The entrance to Gold Coast University Hospital Emergency Department.
The entrance to Gold Coast University Hospital Emergency Department.

UPDATE: Gladstone teen remains in critical condition

Wednesday, 7.33PM: A Gold Coast University Hospital spokeswoman has confirmed Adam Dalgairns remains in a critical condition this evening.

Mr Dalgairns' family has arrived at the Gold Coast and are waiting for updates on his condition.

The Observer understands Mr Dalgairns has suffered extensive damage to his knee as well as a serious chest injury.

Dozens of readers have sent their prayers and best wishes to Mr Dalgairns and his family via social media.

Monday |

2.15PM: THE YOUNG man struck by a car on Gladstone Benaraby Rd last night has been transferred to Gold Coast University Hospital.

A hospital spokeswoman confirmed Adam Dalgairns, 17, remained in a critical condition as of 2pm after arriving from Gladstone earlier today.

Members of Mr Dalgairns' family are making the trip from Gladstone to the Gold Coast this afternoon.

7.29AM: A MALE in his late teens was taken to Gladstone Hospital early this morning after being struck by a vehicle at Wurdong Heights shortly before 1.20am.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the teen was in a critical condition at the time he was transported.

The young man was on the road at a large roundabout on Gladstone Benaraby Rd, according to initial police reports, when he was hit by the vehicle - though others at the scene have indicated the collision occurred in a driveway nearby.

Paramedics treated the young man at the scene before taking him to Gladstone Hospital with chest and leg injuries.

This is a developing story. Updates to follow as details emerge.



NAMED: Man allegedly held a child captive at shops

premium_icon NAMED: Man allegedly held a child captive at shops

The alleged incident happened at a public place.

High Tops school friends reunite after generations

premium_icon High Tops school friends reunite after generations

A reunion was held for the Pialba High Tops School

STORY OF: Colin Reed, from farmland England to war soldier

premium_icon STORY OF: Colin Reed, from farmland England to war soldier

From the English hills to country Australia, farming was his passion

Local Partners