Toddler accidentally run over by dad in Northern NSW

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A toddler who was accidentally run over by his father in northern NSW has been airlifted to the Gold Coast for specialist care. The 44-year-old father was repairing a car at his Kyogle residence on Wednesday afternoon when he tried to clutch-start it but the vehicle rolled backwards over his 19-month-old son, police said.

The man gave his son first aid before paramedics arrived.

The boy was initially taken to Kyogle hospital with abdominal injuries and lacerations before being been moved to Lismore Hospital.

He was flown to the Gold Coast University Hospital just before 9am on Thursday in a stable condition, an RACQ CareFlight Rescue spokeswoman said.

The boy’s mother accompanied him on the flight.

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