Boy hit by car near school no longer in danger of death
SATURDAY 9.30am: The boy who was fighting for life yesterday after he was hit by a van near a Sunshine Coast school is no longer considered to be in a critical condition.
The young teenager was attempting to cross Beckman's Rd at Noosaville near Noosaville State School yesterday about 12.30pm when he was struck by a van travelling eastbound.
He suffered serious injuries including a head injury, and paramedics said he was unconscious and bleeding from the ears and mouth as they fought to save his life.
A LifeFlight rescue helicopter was immediately called to the scene, and landed on the Noosaville State School oval.
The rescue crew, including a critical care doctor, treated the boy and transported him to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in a critical but stable condition.
"At this time, his injuries are no longer considered life-threatening but they are significant," police reported late yesterday afternoon.
While ambulance officers and LifeFlight crews have reported the boy was 14 years old, police have since said he was 13 years old.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.
Beckmans Rd was closed yesterday to allow the helicopter to land and takeoff safely, with diversions in place.
FRIDAY 4pm: A TEENAGE boy has been flown to hospital in a critical but stable condition after he was hit by a car near a Sunshine Coast high school.
Cooroy Ambulance Station acting officer in charge Shaun Bright was among paramedics called to the scene near Noosaville State School on Beckman's Rd about 12.30pm.
"A young 14-year-old male was hit with a vehicle," he said.
He reported the boy had signs of a head injury, and was bleeding from the ears and mouth.
A rescue helicopter landed at the school's oval and transported the boy to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane.
Advanced care paramedics, critical care paramedics and flight paramedics were all involved in the first response and rescue operations.
UPDATE 2.25PM: A Queensland Ambulance Spokeswoman has confirmed that the boy has now been airlifted to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.
The teenage boy is suffering from head injuries and is in a critical yet stable condition.
The boy was struck by the car on Beckmans Rd, Noosaville, at approximately 12.30pm this afternoon.
UPDATE 1.55PM: Paramedics are still working to stablise the boy before transporting him to hospital.
More to come.
UPDATE 1.15PM: A Queensland Ambulance Spokeswoman has confirmed that the teen boy is in a serious condition.
Paramedics are currently treating the boy, who has a serious head injury and is currently unconscious.
A medical helicopter has landed at on the school oval nearby, but QAS were unable to confirm where they would transport the boy.
Traffic is heavily congested on Beckmans Rd.
EARLIER 1PM: A MEDICAL chopper has landed at a Sunshine Coast school after a boy was hit by a car.
Police have advised the daily that the male, who is under 17 years old, was hit by a car on Beckmans Road, Noosaville.
A medical helicopter landed on the Noosaville State School oval just before 12.50pm.
Police would not confirm if the child was a student at the school.
Traffic diversions are currently in place at the roundabout at the Noosa bushland.
More to come.