Boy, 1, killed in Kaipara Flats driveway

A 1-year-old boy has died after being run over in a driveway near Warkworth, north of Auckland this evening.

Police and ambulance were at a property on Woodcocks Road, Kaipara Flats, where the boy was hit about 5.45pm.

Police are examining the scene and victim support staff have been called.

Last year Safekids New Zealand, the national child injury prevention service, said spring and summer were the trauma seasons with a high rate of driveway injuries.

"Every two weeks a child is hospitalised with serious injuries received from a vehicle driving on a private driveway in New Zealand," Safekids director Ann Weaver said.

Auckland Now