Boy, 6, falls two storeys at multi-level car park

An investigation has been launched into how a six-year-old boy fell two storeys from a multi-level car park in Ballarat’s CBD yesterday.

The boy was taken to hospital after tumbling from level three to level one at the car park at the intersection of Dana and Doveton streets.

Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said paramedics first received the call to attend the incident at 9.26am.

“The boy received a broken arm and grazing to the side of his face, so there was a concern about head injuries,” Mr Mullen said.

“He was placed in a spinal collar and on a spinal board to prevent any further injuries to his spine or neck.”

Mr Mullen said the boy was transported by ambulance to the Ballarat Health Services (BHS) Base Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Later, BHS spokesman Daniel Anderson said the boy was admitted for observation and had improved to a stable condition.

The car park owner, Care Park, launched in investigation soon after the incident yesterday.

Spokesperson Yolanda Torrisi said staff at the scene began looking into the cause of the boy’s fall almost immediately.

“I must stress, health and safety is always paramount to our company,” she said.

“Everything that happened will be fully investigated and a report will be prepared in relation to this incident.”

Ballarat police said they had no role in the investigation yesterday.