26 Nov 2016

Boy hit by electric gate

5:18 pm on 26 November 2016

A boy is in a critical condition after he was hit by an electric gate.

Emergency services were called to the Auckland Botanic Gardens at 2.45pm.

A St John Ambulance spokesperson said the 7-year-old boy was taken to the Kidz First Children's Hospital at Middlemore in a critical condition.

Police said he was hit by an electric gate at the entrance of the gardens.

She said WorkSafe had been notified.