Tongan baby dies after being runover in driveway in Mangere

An 18-month-old girl was accidentally run over by a car in her parents driveway and died at the Starship Hospital Sunday 7, according to police.

Vaimoana Mafi suffered serious injuries after she was hit outside the family’s Massey Rd flat on Saturday 6.

Her parents Danny and Lopelini Mafi were preparing to move to a new home in Tennessee Ave, Mangere when the incident happened.

According to Police it was believed Vaimoana was struck after Danny reversed a ute but he did not see his little daughter was  playing on the driveway.

The Tongan community gathered with family and friends since yesterday at the Tennessee Ave house for a service for Vaimoana.

It was understood the baby would be farewelled at a funeral tomorrow.

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