Mum clipped by passing truck while buckling baby in

A woman escaped with bruising when a passing truck clipped her and her car as she was buckling her baby into a car seat in Dunedin yesterday.

"The mother was in the process of putting her two-week-old into the rear-seat child car seat and ensuring her other older child was making it click also," Senior Sergeant Craig Dinnissen said.

The truck clipped the woman’s arm and door as it went past, but didn't stop.

‘‘[The truck driver] possibly did not know they had collected them — you would have thought they would have because there would have been a noise.’’

The woman went to Dunedin Hospital with bad bruising to her arm, he said. The baby was not injured.

The incident occurred near Dunedin City Motors and the truck was described as "an industrial-sized vehicle".

Anyone who had information on the incident, or who saw a bright yellow flat deck truck on Macandrew Rd about 2.45pm, should contact police, Snr Sgt Dinnissen said.






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