Toddler dies after being hit in driveway

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A child has died after being hit by a car in a driveway in Northland .

St John Ambulance

The 20-month-old was struck by a vehicle leaving a Kaitaia address on Tuesday

“The parents of the child drove her to Kaitaia Hospital themselves, where medical staff assessed that she had received critical injuries,’ Detective Senior Sergeant Kevan Verry said.

The child was flown to Auckland’s Starship hospital in a critical condition, but died of her injuries on Friday morning.

“Police will continue to speak to the family, as we investigate what occurred leading up to the incident,” Verry said.

Police have described the death as a tragedy and say it’s a timely reminder for drivers to be extra vigilant during the school holidays.

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