Boy, 8, hit by 'large vehicle' on highway

A CHILD has been airlifted to a Brisbane hospital after he was hit by a vehicle on the Warrego Highway.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman confirmed an eight-year-old boy was hit by a "large vehicle"  after he ran out along the main thoroughfare in Chinchilla shortly after 7pm.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the boy was treated on the scene for head and facial injuries.

The boy was initially taken to Chinchilla Hospital by paramedics before he was taken to Brisbane by helicopter. 

"There were no life threatening injuries," the QPS spokesman said.