A young boy has been airlifted to a Melbourne hospital after being crushed by a tree branch at a school in Bendigo.
The 10-year-old was walking across a basketball court with his carer at Kalliana Special School in North Bendigo when the branch fell. School had just finished for the day.
He suffered a broken pelvis and is in a stable condition at Royal Children’s Hospital.
His carer, a 61-year-old woman, was taken to local hospital with minor injuries.
The young boy was trapped under the large branch and had to be rescued by emergency services.
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Victoria Police Senior Sergeant Ian Brooks said the accident shocked the school community.
“I would imagine that it’s also very traumatic for the other children in the school as well as parents of children because it gets out very, very quickly that something happened and people don’t know what’s going on,” he said.
It’s not known what caused the branch to fall, but the education department will investigate.