A 2-year-old girl sustained a serious cut to her head when
she was hit by a car on the driveway of her Mangere home this
Police Sergeant Kylie Newton said the girl had been playing
with her siblings when she was hit by a Holden sedan that was
reversing down the driveway shortly after 10am.
She was taken to Middlemore Hospital where she was in a
stable condition in the critical care unit this afternoon.
Emergency services were alerted by a neighbour who heard
screams for help from the scene.
Sgt Newton would not disclose who was driving the vehicle but
said police were speaking with members of the child's family.
"No decision has been made on whether to charge or not yet,"
The child's injuries were the result of her head hitting the
driveway and she was not run over by the vehicle, he said.
"Police are grateful that nothing further happened to the
child and that the child is now in a stable condition
receiving excellent care."