11-year-old girl taken to hospital after being hit by car

A child has been hit by a car in East Mackay.
A child has been hit by a car in East Mackay. Jacob Miley

UPDATE 2pm: TWO people have been taken to hospital after a schoolgirl was hit by a car in East Mackay.

The 11-year-old girl was treated for "arm and leg injuries" before being taken to Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition, a Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said.

A woman was also taken to hospital in a stable condition.

Plasterer Chris Englert was on his way to a job when he drove past the incident.

He pulled up to see what had happened and, after seeing a teacher run up to try to stop traffic, went to help.

"I just ran up (to the teacher) because I am wearing high-vis already and thought I would give her a hand," he said.

Mr Englert directed traffic while police, fire crews and paramedics were on scene.

The road is now clear.

Earlier: A SCHOOL student has reportedly been hit by a car outside of Victoria Park State School

Goldsmith St between East Gordon St and Shakespeare St are blocked off.

It is unknown what injuries the student has.


A child has been hit by a car in East Mackay.
A child has been hit by a car in East Mackay. Jacob Miley

The accident is believed to involve an 11-year-old girl, currently being assessed by paramedics on the scene.

Police, fire crews and paramedics are on scene, with another lady also being assessed who appears to be quite distraught.

More to come.

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