Six injured in car crash near school

UPDATE: Police have ruled out any chance of a terrorist attack or intent to harm following the incident that occured at a carpark in the grounds of the Australian Christian College.

It's believed the driver of the car entered the car park to collect his own child from the school, where he mistook the accelerator for the brake.

A Queensland Police spokesman said about the incident "This is definitely not an act of terrorism, but instead a horrible, horrible mistake."

The vehicle hit a total of six children before colliding with two other cars and crashing into a wall.

A seven-year-old girl was taken to Queensland Children's Hospital with a fractured ankle.

Two boys, aged 10 and 12, and a 15-year-old girl were also taken there with compound lower leg fractures.

A 15-year-old girl was transported to Redcliffe Hospital with soft tissue injury to her knee.

Another 15-year-old girl was taken to Caboolture Hospital with a laceration to arm

The driver was taken to Caboolture Hospital for assessment.

QAS Senior Ops Supervisor Adam Flory said none of the injuries were life-threatening.

"The patients with the leg injuries, they're pretty extensive leg injuries," he said.

"All patients are stable. They all went to hospital alert and oriented."


UPDATE: Two male children and a female teenager have been transported with significant injuries to Queensland Children's Hospital and are all in a serious condition.

A further patient has been transported to the Queensland Children's Hospital in a stable condition

Another patient, a female teen has been transported in a stable condition with a leg injury to the Redcliffe Hospital.

An adult male, believed to be the driver, has been transported as a precaution to the Caboolture Hospital in a stable condition.

The final patient is being assessed on scene and their condition is currently unknown.


EARLIER: A CAR has struck and injured three children on a Caboolture road where there are two schools.

Queensland Ambulance Service said eight crews were on scene treating a boy and two teenage girls.

A spokeswoman said crews were treating a male child with "significant" leg injuries and a wrist injury, a teenage girl, also with significant leg injuries and pelvic injuries and another teenage girl lacerations and an arm injury.

A fourth person - believed to be the driver of the car - is also being assessed by paramedics.

Critical care and high acuity paramedics are on scene treating patients.

The crash happened on Cottrill Rd, where both the Australian Christian College and the Pumicestone State School are located.

A police spokesman said officers were currently speaking to the driver and that police had been told up to six people were injured.

The spokesman said it was believed students were among those injured.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said three patients currently being treated were in a serious condition.

But paramedics were also assessing four other patients. Their injuries are unknown but are believed to be less serious and all are in a stable condition.

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