12 Sep 2011

Two-year-old dies in tractor accident

9:33 am on 12 September 2011

A two-year-old boy has died after being run over by a tractor that his father was driving.

The accident happened just before midday on Sunday on a farm in remote Rerewhakaaitu, about 40 kilometres from Rotorua.

Police say the driver was loading silage, with his son sitting to his left, when the boy fell to the ground and was run over.