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Two children have been hit by vehicles within ten minutes of each other in Christchurch.
The first incident happened on Selwyn St, near Hazeldean Rd about 8.20am on Thursday, where a child was left with serious injuries after being hit by a car, said a police spokeswoman.
In Hornby about 10 minutes later, another child was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Waterloo Rd and Taurima St.
A police spokeswoman said the child was taken to Christchurch Hospital with minor injuries.