Father, two children hit by car while using pedestrian crossing

Three people were taken to Taranaki Base Hospital after they were hit by a car in New Plymouth on Saturday afternoon. ...
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Three people were taken to Taranaki Base Hospital after they were hit by a car in New Plymouth on Saturday afternoon. (File photo)

A father and his two children have been released from hospital after being hit by a car while on a pedestrian crossing in Taranaki.

Police and ambulance officers were called to the crash scene on New Plymouth's St Aubyn St about 2.55pm on Saturday.

It is understood the trio were using the crossing when they were struck.

Constable Mike Mathews said a father and his two young children, aged 2 and 7, were taken to Taranaki Base Hospital shortly after the accident with moderate injuries.

He believed along with scrapes and grazing, one of the children had suffered a broken collarbone.

On Monday, Sergeant Ross Wright said they had since been discharged from hospital.

He said police were investigating the crash.

"We're following up with some CCTV footage and assessing it from there," he said.

 

 

 - Stuff

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