Boy, 4, hit by relative’s car
UPDATED: THE Peak Crossing community has rallied behind a four-year-old boy after he was hit by a car late Friday afternoon.
Codie Ward was in a stable condition at the Lady Cilento Hospital last night after suffering head and hand injuries.
Emergency services were called to a private property on Ipswich-Boonah Road, south of Ipswich after the boy was struck by a vehicle that was "reversing at a slow speed".
A family member was driving the car.
Following the accident, residents took to social media to ask why a helicopter had landed at Peak Crossing School with many urging others not to gossip and to stay out of other people's business.
Codie's mother Brooke Ward took to Facebook yesterday morning to respond.
"The reason is that is was a meeting point for emergency services to meet the family as three ambulances were dispatched from different locations due to the nature of the injury," the post said.
"Right now I'm going back to holding my boy while we wait for emergency surgery today," she said.
Codie's daycare teacher Amelia Bryant spoke to The Courier-Mail yesterday and said she was thinking of the family.
"My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time for Codie such a beautiful little boy that changed my life and lifted my spirits everyday as I cared for him," she said.
Bree May Truscott commented on Ms Ward's post saying, "Wishing you and your son all the best on the road to recovery."
Tracy Scott said "Hope all goes well for your son today and our prayers are with you and the rest of your family."
While Leanne Horder commented, "Praying for wisdom that the doctors may do an awesome job taking care of your son."
EARLIER: A YOUNG boy has been flown to hospital after allegedly being hit by a car south of Ipswich Friday afternoon.
The 4-year-old was struck by a vehicle on private property on Ipswich-Boonah Road just after 5.30pm.
There were reports from emergency services staff that a family member may have been behind the wheel.
The child suffered head and hand injuries and was rushed to Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital in a serious condition.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the child was conscious and alert, and was speaking with paramedics while he was being treated.
Police are investigating the accident though itâ€™s understood they were yet to speak with the family late Friday night.
It is the second accident involving a young boy colliding with a vehicle this week.
Shykarn Latham, 4, had been on life support in Lady Cilento Childrenâ€™s Hospital since being flown to Brisbane late Sunday night but passed away on Thursday evening.
Initial investigations by police indicate the young boy was on foot when he stepped onto Drayton St at roughly 6.50pm last Sunday.
Police say it appears the boy struck the side of the van and sustained serious head injuries.
The driver of the vehicle was travelling well under the speed limit, according to police.