A child has head injuries after being hit by a car at a pedestrian crossing in Porirua today.

Police said a 6-year-old was taken to Wellington Hospital with moderate injuries after the incident happened at 3.20pm in Cannons Creek.

Police spoke to the driver.

Eye-witnesses took to Facebook to warn others of the incident. One woman said the child was dragged after he was hit by the car.

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The Cannons Creek area of Porirua where the child was hit at a pedestrian crossing at 3.20pm today. Photo / Google
The Cannons Creek area of Porirua where the child was hit at a pedestrian crossing at 3.20pm today. Photo / Google

Others condemned the disgraceful behaviour of people who yelled abuse because the traffic was backed up from the crossing.

Another woman who was there called the incident a "mother's worst nightmare" and said checking to see if the boy was still breathing was all that mattered to her.