The Courier-Mail

Infant hit by mower


A BABY has been airlifted to Brisbane after being run over by a lawnmower near Toowoomba.

The 12-month-old boy suffered a fractured leg and cuts to his back when he was hit by the mower at the family’s Biddeston home, west of Toowoomba, about 6pm.

Careflight paramedics and a doctor provided emergency care for the infant, rushing him to Toowoomba hospital.

“He had a serious laceration to his back,” an ambulance spokeswoma­n said. “Doctors were preparing him to be transporte­d by air to Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Hospital for specialise­d treatment.”

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