December 25, 2009 11:43am
A 12-YEAR-OLD boy has been impaled on a star picket after crashing a trail bike into a fence on a property south-west of Dalby early on Christmas morning.
A RACQ Careflight spokesman Brian Russell said the boy had crashed the trail bike into a fence on the property this morning, dislodging a star picket which stabbed the boy just below his ribcage.
He said the star picket exited through the child's belly button.
"He was on an old trail bike riding down a gravel driveway when the bike came out from under him,'' he said.
"Both the boy and the bike slid down and hit a wire fence, dislodging one of the star pickets in the fence which has penetrated his abdomen by the pointy end first.''
The boy is being treated in an ambulance at the scene, and will be flown to Brisbane later today. He is stable condition.
The trail bike is not believed to have been a Christmas present for the child.