Child critical after being struck by falling tree in Qld

A YOUNG boy is in a critical condition with “head to toe” injuries after a tree fell on top of him at a property near Coolabunia.

Emergency crews were called to Hodgleigh just after 11am, with the rescue chopper also tasked to the scene soon after.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said the child has suffered multiple serious injuries from head to toe, including head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis and lower limbs.


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It’s understood bystanders used 4WDs to remove the tree off the boy, who was trapped, before paramedics arrived.

He’s expected to be airlifted to a Queensland hospital shortly.

It comes after wild storms lashed the region on Thursday.

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