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.


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.