A toddler is in a critical condition after being struck by a car this morning.
A toddler is in a critical condition after being struck by a car this morning.

Child critical after being hit by a car

UPDATE: THE boy was transferred to Townsville Hospital about 2pm in a critical condition.

Townsville now reports the patient is currently serious but stable. 

EARLIER: A young child is in a critical condition after being struck by a car north of Mackay this morning.

Paramedics, including critical care paramedics, were called to a private residence in Blacks Beach just after 10am this morning after reports a male child had been involved in a vehicle pedestrian incident.

A spokesman from the Queensland Ambulance Service said the boy received injuries to his head, chest, abdomen and lower legs.

He was transported to Mackay Base Hospital in a critical condition.



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