NEWCASTLE, Ont. - A three-year-old boy is in stable condition in hospital after falling under a trailer being towed by a family vehicle in Newcastle, Ont.

Durham regional police say officers were called to a residence in the community east of Oshawa on Saturday night.

Police say the boy was sitting in the rear of the family SUV with the rear door open while his mother attempted to tow a tent trailer across the property.

The boy fell from the vehicle and was run over by a wheel of the trailer.

He was airlifted to Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children where he remains in stable condition.