A car has bowled over and injured a child cycling to school in Auckland this morning.

The 10-year-old boy was found lying in the middle of a pedestrian crossing outside his school Mt Roskill Primary School.

Principal Mike O'Reilly said luckily a doctor was driving by at the time.

"The little boy has got a broken leg and luckily for us there was a surgeon driving past at exactly the same time, dropping his kids off."


The accident happened at the intersection of Carr and Frost roads, just outside Mt Roskill Primary School and Mt Roskill Grammar.

O'Reilly said the "great little boy" was in pain with a broken leg but would be fine.

"I was talking to him about getting back to play cricket and he was able to smile."

Police are interviewing the driver and a Mt Roskill Grammar School student who witnessed the accident.

O'Reilly said in the three years he has been principal at the school he hasn't seen an accident outside the school like this.

"There is a lot of traffic but it moves very slowly. We don't have a history of accidents."

Police were called at 8.26am. The spokeswoman said the child had a broken leg and has been taken to Starship.