A BRIT has died after being mowed down outside a shopping centre in Australia.
The 57-year-old man was hit as he crossed a road in Biggera Waters, Queensland, before the teenage driver desperately tried to save him.
Emergency services rushed to the Harbour Town shopping centre but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to local police, he was struck while walking across a road outside the mall at about 5.15pm local time today (8.15am GMT).
Cops are now appealing for witnesses, including those with footage of the incident.
A spokesman for Queensland Police said: "Preliminary information indicates the 57-year-old man was crossing Oxley Drive when he was struck by a white 2012 Holden Colorado dual cab utility travelling south.
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"The driver, a 19-year-old Biggera Waters man stopped and rendered immediate assistance to the man ahead of the emergency response, however the pedestrian died at the scene.
"The Forensic Crash Unit will investigate and are appealing for witnesses, especially those with dashcam vision or CCTV of the crash, or the moments leading up to it to come forward."
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