The RACQ LifeFlight chopper landed in a paddock on the property (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)

January 30, 2020

A boy has been flown to hospital with serious leg injuries after he was bucked from a horse near Maidenwell on Thursday evening.

Toowoomba’s RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted the boy from a private property to Toowoomba Hospital.

Emergency services were called to the scene just after 6:00pm and the rescue chopper was despatched about 7:00pm.

An RACQ LifeFlight spokesperson said it was believed the primary school-aged boy had been riding a horse, when it bucked him off.

The boy’s neck was reportedly caught in the reins as he fell.

Ambulance paramedics were first on the scene and treated the patient for minor neck and serious leg injuries.

The paramedics organised local vehicles to shine their headlights on an area of paddock to illuminate a landing pad for the LifeFlight helicopter.

The boy was flown to hospital in a stable condition, accompanied by his mother.


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