Four-year-old walking with mum when hit by car

Police have cordoned off Jack's Point Rise after they were called to reports of a child struck by...
Police have cordoned off Jack's Point Rise after they were called to reports of a child struck by a vehicle at around 11.15am. Photo: Miranda Cook
A four-year-old girl has been airlifted to Christchurch Hospital in a critical condition after being hit by a car at Jack's Point, near Queenstown.

Police have cordoned off Jack's Point Rise after they were called to reports of a child struck by a vehicle at around 11.15am.

Detective Grant Miller, who is investigating the incident, said the child was walking with her mother when she was hit by a black Subaru four-wheel-drive this morning.

Detective Grant Miller, who is investigating the incident, said the child was walking with her...
Detective Grant Miller, who is investigating the incident, said the child was walking with her mother when she was hit by a black Subaru four-wheel-drive this morning. Photo: Miranda Cook
The driver of the vehicle is believed to be a woman, but Det Miller could not comment on the details around what happened in the lead up to the crash because "police are still trying to piece that together''.

He described the child's injuries as "serious''.

The incident happened in a quiet residential area, on a long stretch of road.

Earlier the ODT was incorrectly told the patient was flown to Dunedin Hospital.

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