Boy killed in Cannons Creek collision
A 7-year-old boy is dead after being hit by a car in Porirua.
The incident happened on Champion St, Cannons Creek about 3.15pm.
Emergency services responded to the incident and performed CPR, but the boy was confirmed dead about 4:20pm.
Four paramedics had responded, with three being the highest level paramedics - intensive care paramedics - and the full resuscitation attempt had taken about 40 minutes.
Elizabeth Tuiala watched the incident from her home and said it appeared the driver of the car, a man, was driving fast.
"The guy was driving too fast," she said.
The victim had been walking home from school and appeared to want to cross the road to join other friends. He had run out and been hit by the car, she said.
Pamela Cherrie was in a house nearby when she heard a bang and looked out the window and saw a yellow car.
She had seen the car run over the boy with both the front and back wheels.
"It wasn't very nice to see."
Miss Cherrie said she heard the child screaming after the first hit, and watched as people rushed to help him, lifting him onto the sidewalk.
Leilani Daymond saw teachers from Cannons Creek School running to the young boy.
"It's just really sad. I can just imagine my own kid running across the road and getting hit by a car. It's scary."
The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the incident.
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- The Dominion Post
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