Boy airlifted after horse kick to the head

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew has airlifted a primary school-aged boy to hospital, after he was kicked in the head by a horse this afternoon.

The helicopter was called to a private property, in the Toowoomba region, just before 4 o’clock.

Family members told rescuers the patient had been leading a horse around a paddock when another horse, which was standing nearby, startled and kicked the boy.

He was treated for head injuries by Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics on the scene, before being airlifted to Toowoomba hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The 2017-2018 financial year was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,452 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

LifeFlight is a community-based charity funded and supported by the LifeFlight Foundation.