Two children hit by vehicles

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.