Child hit by car in Invercargill

A child was struck by a car at a busy Invercargill intersection on Wednesday.

A police spokeswoman said officers, Fire and Emergency New Zealand staff and a St John ambulance were sent to the scene at the corner of Gala and Kelvin Sts about 11.40am. 

The young boy, who appeared to have been riding a bike across the road when he was hit, could be heard yelling in pain as a woman ran over to him in a panicked state.

A man was sitting on the footpath with his head in his hands.

A St John spokeswoman said one patient was taken to Southland Hospital with moderate injuries.

Traffic diversions were in place for a time, and the road was reopened about 12.15pm.

The incident occurred at about 11.40am on the corner of Gala and Kelvin Sts. Photo: Abbey Palmer
The incident occurred about 11.40am on the corner of Gala and Kelvin Sts. Photo: Abbey Palmer

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