A small child has been left with critical injuries following a freak incident at Redcliffe Paceway last night.
A small child has been left with critical injuries following a freak incident at Redcliffe Paceway last night.

Race meeting cancelled after child hurt in freak accident

UPDATE: Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and Queensland Police have commenced an investigation into last night's incident at the Redcliffe Paceway.

As a result of the ongoing nature of their investigations, Racing Queensland CEO Brendan Parnell said there was little further information the organisation could add to what has been released by police to date.

"Our utmost concern is for the impacted family," Mr Parnell said.

"It is imperative that we provide our support to the family, as well as the Redcliffe Harness Racing Club, the QRIC stewards and the other spectators in attendance who have been impacted by this incident.

A child has been left with critical injuries, and other members of her family have also been hurt, following a freak incident at the Redcliffe Paceway last night.
A child has been left with critical injuries, and other members of her family have also been hurt, following a freak incident at the Redcliffe Paceway last night.

"As such, Racing Queensland will avail a counselling service for those impacted which we will communicate to the harness racing industry."

Accordingly, RQ advises that Wednesday's scheduled meeting at Redcliffe Paceway will be abandoned.

 

Toddler in critical condition after race track incident

EARLIER: A two-year-old Lockyer Valley toddler is in a critical condition in hospital after a freak harness racing accident at Redcliffe last night.

The young girl was hit by the pace car's starting boom during a race at the Redcliffe Harness Racing Club track.

Reports indicate her mother, father and younger sibling were also hit.

Paramedics attended the track at about 6.50pm.

The toddler suffered critical facial and abdominal injuries and was taken to Queensland Children's Hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

Both parents and her sibling were also taken to hospital.


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