Child critical after being hit by a car
UPDATE: THE boy was transferred to Townsville Hospital about 2pm in a critical condition.
Townsville now reports the patient is currently serious but stable.
EARLIER: A young child is in a critical condition after being struck by a car north of Mackay this morning.
Paramedics, including critical care paramedics, were called to a private residence in Blacks Beach just after 10am this morning after reports a male child had been involved in a vehicle pedestrian incident.
A spokesman from the Queensland Ambulance Service said the boy received injuries to his head, chest, abdomen and lower legs.
He was transported to Mackay Base Hospital in a critical condition.