Child falls from buggy
A FOUR-YEAR-OLD Melbourne girl was knocked unconscious after being thrown from a golf buggy on Hamilton Island last week. She was released from hopsital the following day.
The girl was riding unrestrained in the front of the buggy on Wednesday afternoon when one of the back wheels came off at the bottom of a hill.
The girl had just arrived on the island for a holiday with her family and was riding in the buggy along Acacia Avenue.
Ambulance staff initially treated the girl and the RACQ-CQ rescue helicopter airlifted her to Mackay Base Hospital in a stable but distressed state.
She was kept in hospital over night for observation but was released on Thursday afternoon.
In June this year, Proserpine magistrate Athol Kennedy branded the buggies unsafe and said they should “never be used” when driving on roads.
His comments came after a Perth woman became a paraplegic from a golf buggy accident on Hamilton Island in November last year.