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A nine-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he tripped and fell at school, suffering a serious injury.

Emergency crews arrived at Adelaide’s Sturt Street School around lunchtime yesterday after the student tripped and fell suffering a serious injury, 7 News Adelaide reports.

The medical team reportedly stabilised the boy and rushed him to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital where he is in a critical condition.

The Women’s and Children’s Hospital declined to comment on the boy’s progress at this stage.

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Police including forensics officers and detectives have been at the school investigating throughout the afternoon.

They reportedly taped off a scetion of the school grounds where the boy fell, and were paying close attention to a park bench.

The Department of Education said it doesn’t believe any other child was involved in the incident, and that it was simply a “freak accident”, according to the Today Show.

In a letter sent home to parents, the school has offered counselling to staff and students as the boy continues to fight for his life.

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  • Gosh it must’ve been a really bad trip for an ambulance to be called and for him to need to go to hospital

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  • They certainly had a lot of ambulance crews there, including first response and trauma doctors (in red uniforms). Hopefully this young boy is on his way to a full fecovery.

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  • Poor little man. I pray he fully recovers. My heart goes out to the famly.

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  • Aw bless, hope and pray he’ll recover well !!

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  • Wishing them a speedy and full recovery

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  • How scary! What a terrible freak accident. Poor kid, hopefully he recovers well and quickly.

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  • Oh sweetie. It must have been a terrible fall. Positive thoughts going his way.

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