Toddler hit by car near Axedale, driver cleared

UPDATE 3.30PM: A police media spokeswoman said a driver who hit a two-year-old boy at a private property near Axedale on Friday would not be charged with any offences. 

The spokeswoman said the man, believed to the boy's parent, was driving the family car when he hit the child. 

She said police had conducted a breath test and the man had tested negative to any substance.  

She said the child was flown to a Melbourne hospital, believed to be the Royal Children's Hospital, as a precaution. 

Ambulance Victoria media spokesman John Mullen said earlier the boy suffered head injuries. 

UPDATE 2.20PM:

AMBULANCE Victoria media spokesman John Mullen said the toddler was in a serious but stable condition. 

He said a helicopter had transported him to the Royal Children's Hospital. 

EARLIER: 

PARAMEDICS are treating a child after he was hit by a car on a private property near Axedale on Friday. 

Ambulance Victoria media spokesman John Mullen said the boy has suffered head injuries. 

He said he would be airlifted to the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.  

The property is located on Axedale-Quarry Road. 

The incident happened about 1.20pm. 

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