A 9-year-old boy is fighting for life in hospital after a freak accident in his school's playground.
Paramedics and a medical retrieval team were called to Sturt Street Community School around 1.30pm yesterday.
The youngster was reportedly stabilised at the scene before being taken to the Women's and Children's Hospital with severe injuries.
It's believed he tripped and fell, while investigations seem to be focusing around a bench seat.
Staff and students at the school are being offered counselling.