School offers support after girl hit by car in Toowoomba
UPDATE 4.30PM: A young girl remains in intensive care in hospital after she was struck by a car at Darling Heights.
The girl, 11, was airlifted to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital on Monday night where she is currently in a stable condition.
The Darling Heights State School student suffered head injuries after she was hit by a car on Platz Rd about 3.15pm on Monday.
A Department of Education and Training spokesperson said the school community was supporting the family of the Year 5 student.
"Two other students who witnessed the incident have been provided counselling by the school," the spokesperson said.
"Counselling and support from school guidance officers are also available to any other member of the school community who requires it.
"Parents have been asked to remind their children to always cross at designated crossings and take extreme care when walking to and from school, or crossing roads.
"The school also wishes to remind motorists to remain extra vigilant in the streets surrounding schools."
TUESDAY 7.50AM: A young girl is fighting for life this morning after she was hit by a car near a Darling Heights school yesterday.
The girl, 11, is in a critical condition undergoing treatment in the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane after she was airlifted from Toowoomba last night.
The girl suffered suspected head and chest injuries after she was struck by the car on Platz St about 3.15pm.
The helicopter was tasked just before 5.30pm to airlift her to Brisbane.
She was transported in a serious but stable condition.
The Forensic Crash Unit is continuing to investigate.
MONDAY: 5PM: A young girl is being treated for head injuries after she was struck by a car in Darling Heights.
The 11-year-old girl is currently being prepped for transport to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital as a precaution.
Forensic Crash Unit Senior Constable Jon Reid said the girl had been walking with a school friend when the incident happened.
Snr Const Reid said the girl appeared to have run out onto the street from the cover of another car parked on the side of the road.
She then ran into the path of a man driving a black Jeep in a southerly direction on Platz St.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services acting station officer Peter Robinson said the people first on the scene had given great first aid to the girl.
"There were other children in the area at the time as it is school time so we are not sure how many would have witnessed it," he said.
"It's a small community in this area, a lot of people know each other and it's very close to the school.
He said the driver was shaken. A second child was treated for shock at the scene.
Queensland Ambulance paramedics transported the girl to the Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition with a head and jaw injury.
A second child was treated for shock at the scene.
Police are investigating the incident with the Forensic Crash Unit still on scene at the corner of Platz and Jillian Sts.
Initial information suggests the injured girl was on the roadway when she was struck by a vehicle.
EARLIER 3.20PM: Emergency services are rushing to a Toowoomba street after reports a car hit a pedestrian.
A black Jeep hit a person about 3.15pm at the corner of Jillian and Platz Sts in Darling Heights.
Motorists are urged to avoid the area.
Platz St is blocked between Ella and Greta Cts.