Toddler hospitalized after dog attack on Gold Coast

A young Queensland child has been taken to hospital in serious condition after a dog attack on the Gold Coast.

Emergency services were called to a home address in Yatala at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, paramedics told 7NEWS.

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The child suffered severe head and neck injuries and remains in serious condition.

They were taken to Queensland Children’s Hospital – the second victim of a dog attack the Brisbane hospital has seen in days.

“It is of concern that another young child has suffered significant injuries from dog bites,” Queensland Ambulance said.

“Several paramedic units were called to a home address… and transported an infant to Queensland Children’s Hospital.”

The attack comes two days after six-year-old girl Laquarna Chapman Palmer was assaulted at a property in Woodridge.

Laquarna was reportedly on a fence when she was pulled down by the dog and sustained chest and abdominal injuries in the attack.

A relative of Laquarna, who wished to remain anonymous, heard his mother scream and jumped over the fence to save Laquarna, injuring his leg in the process.

He told 7NEWS that Laquarna looked “lifeless” when he reached her.

“I thought she was dead,” he said.

“One of the dogs wanted to attack her face. I threw a chair at the dog.

“I tried to throw her over the fence, but I ended up being mauled by the dogs.”

Laquarna Chapman Palmer’s family say they are ‘fine’ Credit: delivered
The little girl lies with serious injuries at Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane after the attack in Woodridge. Credit: 7NEWS

Laquarna’s family told 7NEWS she was still in the hospital as of Tuesday morning and was “fine.”

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James Brien

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