BULL BAR: A child was hit by the bull bar of a vehicle during a lucky near-miss accident.
BULL BAR: A child was hit by the bull bar of a vehicle during a lucky near-miss accident. Contributed

Extraordinary near miss for child 'run over' by vehicle

A CQ child was run over by a vehicle, without actually being run over, in an amazingly close call this afternoon.

Police Media detailed the circumstance of a freakish accident in which a nine-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle at almost 1pm on a private property on Cabbage Tree Creek Road in Ironpot, a locality half way between Rockhampton and Yeppoon.

 

ACCIDENT LOCATION: The incident occurred at Ironpot, which was located between Rockhampton and Yeppoon.
ACCIDENT LOCATION: The incident occurred at Ironpot, which was located between Rockhampton and Yeppoon. Google Maps

In an extraordinary turn of events, the child was impacted by the bull bar of a vehicle (of unknown model), knocking him to the ground, with the vehicle passing over child without actually running him over.

Although the tyres didn't make contact with the child, Queensland Ambulance confirmed the boy did sustain a soft tissue foot injury (bruising) during the incident.

The child was subsequently transported to Rockhampton Base Hospital for treatment.