Child hit by car has life-threatening injuries

Last updated 13:02 31/01/2014

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Serious Crash Unit investigators were back this morning examining the scene of where a 10-year-old girl was knocked off her bike in rural North Waikato yesterday afternoon.

The girl was struck by the car, a Lexus sedan driven by a man,  at around 3.30pm, on Morrison Rd, Pukekawa.

She was seriously injured, sustaining head and limb injuries and was airlifted to Auckland's Starship Hospital where this morning she was described as being in a ''critical but stable'' condition.

Police said at the time of the crash the young cyclist was not wearing a helmet.Senior Constable Steve Carey said the girl was playing on a bike with friends on a friend's driveway when she rode onto the 100kmh road, when she was hit by the car.

The Counties Manukau Police Serious Crash Unit are continuing to investigate the crash.

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