Boy, 9, fighting for his life after freak accident at school

A nine-year-old boy is fighting for his life in hospital after a freak accident at his primary school.

The boy is now in critical condition after tripping during his lunch break at Sturt Street Community School in Adelaide.

There were distressing scenes as paramedics worked frantically to stabilise the young student as staff and nearby workers watched on in disbelief.

Paramedics treat a nine-year-old boy who fell during his school lunch break. Source: 7 News
The boy has been taken to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in a critical condition. Source: 7 News

The boy was then raced to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, fighting for his life.

Police detectives and a forensic officer turned up shortly after the accident and have spent Wednesday afternoon trying to work out exactly what happened.

It’s understood they taped off a section of the school grounds where the boy fell and were paying particular attention to a bench seat.

The freak accident has sent shockwaves through the school community.

There were distressing scenes as paramedics worked frantically to stabilise the young student. Source: 7 News
The freak accident happened at Sturt Street Community School in Adelaide. Source: 7 News

In a letter sent home to parents, the school principal has offered counselling to children and their families.

The student remains in hospital in critical condition with his parents by his side.