Three-year-old in hit and run

01:50, Feb 05 2013

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.

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