Injured child pedestrians both in stable condition

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

An 8-year-old boy who suffered life threatening injuries after being hit by a car in Auckland yesterday is in a stable condition.

The boy was hit by a car on Massey Rd in Mangere about 5pm.

He received critical injuries and was taken to Starship Children's Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said today.

A 12-year-old girl who received serious injuries in a separate incident in south Auckland yesterday is also in a stable condition.

The girl was hit by a truck while on a pedestrian crossing on Great South Rd in Papatoetoe just before 8am.

It is unclear whether she was riding or pushing her bike when the incident happened.

She is in Starship Children's Hospital and is expected to be moved out of intensive care today, said a hospital spokeswoman.

- APNZ

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