A 5-year-old boy died in a driveway incident in Pokeno this
Police said the boy was unable to be revived and passed away
at the scene.
It was understood the boy and a sibling were riding on the
trailer, carrying a small digger, which was being towed by a
The serious crash unit and police photographer are at the
scene and the incident will be investigated.
"This is an incredibly tragic scene for everyone involved,''
says Inspector Neil Fisher, Counties Manukau road policing
"It will take some time to establish exactly what happened
and we won't be able to comment on the cause of the crash
until the investigation has progressed. In the meantime we
will do everything we can to support the family.''
It's the second fatal incident involving a child in Counties
Manukau District in only two weeks, following the death of a
2-year-old in Papatoetoe on April 9, and the second incident
involving a child and a trailer.
A 9-year-old boy received injuries after slipping under a
trailer in Takanini on April 12.