Boy, 6, run over by trailer


A 6-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after he was run over by a trailer in Te Puke.

The boy had been with family members at the Manoeka Rd property when a trailer wheel was understood to have run over his head at 4pm today.

Police northern communications Inspector Willie Taylor said police attended the incident with ambulance staff.

"The patient, a male 6-year-old, has been taken to Tauranga Hospital where he's being described as in a serious condition," Mr Taylor said.

Mount Maunganui St John ambulance team manager Gary Bishell said the boy had been travelling on the back of a 4WD that was towing a trailer.

"He fell off the 4x4 and was run over by the trailer and taken to hospital," Mr Bishell said.

The boy appeared to have suffered moderate injuries when ambulance staff arrived to take him to hospital, Mr Bishell said.

- Rotorua Daily Post

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