Boy Airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital after Horse Kick to the Head

Onto Queensland Children's Hospital

7 January 2019

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Courtesy RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew airlifted a primary school-aged boy to hospital, after he was kicked in the head by a horse.

The helicopter was called to a private property in the Toowoomba region just before 4pm yesterday afternoon (Jan 6).

Family members told rescuers the patient had been leading a horse around a paddock when another horse which was standing nearby was startled, kicking the boy.

He was treated for head injuries by Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics at the scene before being airlifted to Toowoomba hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Several hours later, the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called in to airlift the boy onto Queensland Children's Hospital for further care.

He was in a stable condition at the time of airlift.


Courtesy RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

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