The NRMA Care Flight Rescue chopper was called to Coffs Harbour overlight to airlift a young girl to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle.
The NRMA Care Flight Rescue chopper was called to Coffs Harbour overlight to airlift a young girl to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. Emma Galliott

Severely injured girl airlifted from Coffs to John Hunter

A YOUNG girl struck by a car in Coffs Harbour late on Friday afternoon has been airlifted overnight to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle for further treatment.

While a hospital spokesperson could give no information on her condition, local ambulance staff said she was suffering severe head, chest and leg injuries and was in a medically-induced coma.

Believed to be eight years of age, the girl was hit by a car on the roadway on Harbour Drive towards the Pacific Highway intersection around 3.40pm.

Initial reports were that she suffered two broken legs and she was first taken by paramedics to Coffs Harbour Health Campus in a serious but stable condition.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.



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