Toddler dies after being found injured in driveway

By Brendan Manning

Police at the scene on Cartmel Ave, Massey where an 18-month-old girl died after she was run over in the driveway. Photo / Dean Purcell
Police at the scene on Cartmel Ave, Massey where an 18-month-old girl died after she was run over in the driveway. Photo / Dean Purcell

Police are investigating what happened to a toddler who was found seriously injured in the driveway of a West Auckland home this morning.

Mila Tamihana, 18 months old, died in Waitakere Hospital this afternoon.

She was found by family members in the driveway of a Massey house and rushed to hospital.

Police were alerted by the Waitakere Hospital at 12.37pm.

Enquiries were underway to establish how Mila received her injuries but at this stage details about the driver or vehicle involved were not yet known, police said.

"At this stage we're speaking with family members and neighbours, some of whom are understandably too distressed to speak to us just yet. It will take a few days before we have a clearer picture of exactly how this tragedy has occurred,'' Detective Sergeant Eugene Pickett of Waitakere police said.

Mila's family were being supported by a police iwi liaison officer and Victim Support.

- APNZ

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