A three-year-old child was killed last night after being
struck by a car on a driveway near Taupo.
Taupo police said they were called to the incident at Hatepe
village near Taupo at 8.55pm on Christmas Eve.
It appeared that a woman was leaving a property down a shared
driveway on Te Mako Mako Lane when her car struck a
three-year-old boy, said police.
Attempts to revive the boy at the scene were unsuccessful.
Police said the death of a child was tragic at any time but
was particularly poignant given the death occurred on
"Our thoughts go out to the family at this incredibly
The identity of the little boy will not be released until
next of kin have been advised.
Police are currently investigating the incident and providing
support for the family.