A young boy is in a critical condition after a large tree fell on him in a storm-ravaged part of southeast Queensland.
The tree fell on the boy about 11am on Friday at a property near Coolabunya just outside of the town of Kingaroy, Queensland Ambulance said.
Two 4WDs were needed to lift the tree off the boy, with a rescue helicopter on scene just after midday preparing to fly him to hospital.
Queensland Ambulance said the boy suffered “multiple serious injuries from head to toe” which left him in a critical condition.
#Update regarding the patient injured after a tree fell on them near #Coolabunia. 1 pt has suffered multiple serious injuries from head to toe, including head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis & lower limbs & remains in a critical condition. The rescue helicopter has landed on scene.
— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) October 12, 2018
It was expected the primary-school-aged boy would be taken to the Queensland Children’s Hospital.
The area was hit hard by the extreme storms which swept through the region on Thursday, however it’s not confirmed what caused the tree to fall on the boy.
Queensland Ambulance confirmed the incident occurred close to the place on the D’Aguilar highway where Fiona Simpson, her baby daughter and grandmother suffered serious cuts and bruises when their car was smashed by hail on Thursday afternoon.