A THREE-year-old girl has been flown to Brisbane's Royal Children's Hospital after a horse float gate fell on her at Conondale, Qld.
The girl was drifting in and out of consciousness after the incident on Maleny Kenilworth Rd about 1.50pm yesterday.
Authorities say she was hit in the head by the tailgate of the horse float.
She was unconscious when flown by helicopter to Royal Children's Hospital just after 2pm. Late yesterday afternoon doctors said she was in a serious condition.
According to AGL Action Rescue Helicopter pilot Wayne Thompson, the little girl’s father said they had been out to buy some pigs that morning and were still in the horse float when the accident happened.
He said the little girl was intubated and ventilated by the medical crew.
“These are the jobs that get to you, the ones when little children are involved and especially when you are a parent,” he said.
“When children are injured we quite often take an escort along, a family member and in this case we took the dad. He remained quite calm and we tried to comfort him by explaining what was happening and where we were going.”
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