Boy critical after crash
Building is on the rise
A BOY who was hit by a ute after running out from behind a school bus was taken to Townsville Hospital in a critical condition late yesterday.
The boy, 10, suffered serious head injuries in the crash at about 5.30pm yesterday and was transported to Townsville Hospital in a critical condition.
Townsville police District Duty Officer Senior Sergeant Brett Smith said: “It appears the boy got off bus at the bus stop and walked out in front of it in front of a ute heading inbound on Riverway Drive”. CONSTRUCTION activity has increased after stagnating or contracting in each of the preceding nine months.
The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association performance of construction index rose by 6.7 points to 53.8 in August.
AI Group’s Peter Burn attributed the rise to ongoing strength in residential building and a pick-up in commercial construction. “The positive news from these sub-sectors was strong to outweigh the entrenched contraction in engineering construction associated with mining-related projects.”