A toddler is fighting for his life in hospital after a concrete wall fell on top of him.

The two year old boy, from Irongate, west of Toowoomba, suffered multi-trauma injuries after the wall collapsed on top of him.

Queensland Ambulance Service and Queensland Police Service officers treated the boy at the scene of the accident before transferring him by road to the waiting CareFlight rescue crew at a helicopter landing site nearby. He was airlifted with his mother by a Careflight helicopter to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.

“I can confirm we have been to Irongate to transport a young child to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital — our crew is still with the child at the moment,” a CareFlight spokeswoman told The Courier Mail.

“The crew met the boy and his mother at a nearby helipad where he was taken to hospital.

“He’s in a very critical condition as a result of multiple traumatic injuries and he has a team of doctors working with him now — they’re looking at putting him into surgery tonight.”

Authorities are looking into how the wall came to fall onto the boy, and it is understood to be a domestic accident.

We hope he has a full recovery.

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  • There is no indication in this article how high the wall was and what it was made of – brick, stone, timber, iron?? We had a medium height brick fence that didn’t fall down but we suddenly discovered a small section at the driveway to the boundary fence was loose at the foundation. Apart from the possibility of soil movement we have no idea what actually caused it. It was bolted to the boundary fence and other supports put in to prevent it from falling at all. There had been an earthquake there a few years prior to the fence being built that caused a lot of cracks in houses that had to be repaired.


  • How terrible. I hope the toddler’s condition improves.


  • oh how terrible :( I hope the toddler’s condition improves. How harrowing for his mother – wishing them all the very best


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  • Accidents happen in a blink of an idea. I am grateful for my first aid training, and I urge more parents to learn it too. My thoughts are with this family in such a difficult time.


  • How tragic. Fight on little man. I’m thinking of you and your family


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