Community 'praying for miracle' after boy hit by car getting off bus

Levi Hanna, 14, is in a serious condition after he was hit by a car shortly after getting off the school bus.

There has been an outpouring of support and good wishes for a young boy who was hit by a car moments after stepping off his school bus on Wednesday.

Levi Hanna, 14, had not long finished his school day, when he was dropped off by the bus and hit by a car at a high speed stretch of road in Canina, near his hometown of Gympie in Queensland.

He was rushed to Queensland Children's Hospital where he is reportedly in a serious condition with his family by his side. The driver of the car was reportedly unharmed.

The student's step-mother Petrina Hanna has created a GoFundMe page and expressed what a beloved family member he is.

"He's an amazing big brother and loved by so many people. He loves fishing, footy and his puppy Rusty," she shared.

Levi Hanna was hit by a car of Wednesday afternoon.
Levi Hanna who was hit by a car has many hobbies including fishing and footy. Source: Facebook and GoFundMe

Footy club devastated by news

There has been an outpouring of support for Levi within his local community. His local footy club, Gympie Junior Rugby League, posted on Facebook that he had played with them for many years.

"Levi Hanna has played for the Mighty Devils since he was 7 years old. Last year playing in our U14's side." the post read.

The club desperately asked for its community to keep the player in their thoughts after being in touch with Levi's mother Lilly Zrehen.

Levi in hospital.
Levi's family have stayed by his side in hospital after being struck by the car. Source: Facebook / Gympie Junior Rugby League

"His mum has told us that all we can do is pray for a miracle for her little boy right now. So please do," they pleaded.

Due to Levi being treated in Brisbane, a two-hour drive away from his home, the community are rallying and digging deep towards the family's fundraising efforts, with their $10,000 goal on the GoFundMe page already hit.

Yahoo News Australia spoke to the club's secretary Patrina Brenton who expressed how crucial contributions are for their "very talented player" and his family.

"Financial support for his parents would be great. Obviously they're not going to be able to work and this will impact their income," Ms Brenton said.

"He's a cherished member of our club," she said.

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