11 Jan 2020

Child dies after being hit by car in driveway, another person dies in Coromandel crash

7:16 pm on 11 January 2020

A child has died after being hit by a car in a driveway in suburban south Auckland this afternoon.

Police tape cordons off the property at Taharoa.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Emergency services were called just after 5pm to Smiths Avenue in Papukura.

Earlier in the, a Waikato highway was closed off after a serious crash involving a car and a motorcycle in which one person died.

The police say the crash on the Kopu-Hikuai Road - which forms State Highway 25A - happened just before 4pm this afternoon.

The crash was about 15 kilometres from Kopu.

The Serious Crash Unit has been advised in both crashes.