Child hit by car on Kapiti Coast

05:21, Nov 23 2012
Rescue chopper
The Westpac Helicopter lands near Cottonwood Close, Paraparaumu.
Pram crash
Paramedics and police attend the scene of the incident on Cottonwood Close, Paraparaumu.

A seven-year-old boy has been seriously injured after being hit by a car on the Kapiti Coast this afternoon.

Inspector Marty Parker said the incident happened in Cottonwood Close, Paraparaumu, about 4.10pm.

An ambulance communications spokesman said the boy was in a serious condition and being flown to Wellington Hospital by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter crewman Julian Burn said the boy was knocked off a scooter in a low speed collision. The boy’s injuries were serious, but not life threatening, Mr Burn said.

Late last month Cannons Creek School pupil Junior Ianuali, 6, was killed when he was hit by a car metres from his home in Champion St, Cannons Creek. 

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