A 4-year-old boy was killed after he was run over by a
council tractor-mower in Hastings about 5.20pm today.
The incident happened in Kirkpatrick Park in the suburb of
Police at the scene said they are investigating a number of
theories to determine how the boy came into contact with the
vehicle as it which was mowing the playing fields.
It is believed a number of children were playing in the park
when the incident occurred.
Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule described the accident as an
Police and officers from the serious crash unit remain at the
scene, Mr Harris said.