Four children - including a newborn baby - have been thrown from a van in a serious crash in South Auckland.

A newborn baby is in Middlemore Hospital with minor injuries, along with an 8-year-old who has serious injuries as a result of the crash.

Emergency services were called to the two-vehicle crash on Favona Rd in Mangere, South Auckland, shortly after 2pm this afternoon.


The van was reportedly parked when the collision occurred. A police spokeswoman said they were unable to confirm this or whether the children had been in restraints.

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Three adults were checked by paramedics at the scene but have not been taken to hospital.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the crash.

*Police earlier said one of the children taken to hospital was a 2-year-old. This was incorrect, the child is 8 years old.