Three-year-old in hit and run
A three-year-old child has been taken to Middlemore Hospital after being struck in a hit and run in Otara this morning.
A St Johns Ambulance spokesman said emergency services were called to the scene on Bairds Rd about 10am.
The child was transported to hospital in a serious condition.
Inspector Earl McIntosh said police didn't know how the accident happened or whether the car was speeding.
The driver involved was in a car described as a dark stationwagon or van, he said.