A toddler has been hit and killed by a car in Rotorua.
The body of the toddler, believed to be aged between 1 and 2,
was on a pavement covered with a sheet and family members
were at the scene.
Police and ambulance were called to the scene just after
Police are not able to confirm yet what happened.
A resident told the Daily Post neighbours were shocked, and
said the toddler's family had only recently moved to the
Police said the incident occurred shortly after 5.30pm on
"It appears at this stage that a woman was leaving an address
on Turner Drive and was unaware that the child had followed
her out of the house.
"Her vehicle struck and killed the 16-month-old boy on the
footpath. The driver is understood to be a relative of the
child but not the child's mother.''