State Highway 10 has been closed in the Far North following a serious accident near Awanui.
The highway is closed between Church Rd and Kumi Rd with traffic advised to avoid the area.
A diversion is possible via Church Rd, which links Kaitaia with SH10 east of the accident scene.
The Advocate understands the victim is an 11-year-old child who was hit by a truck about 2.50pm.
The child has been taken to nearby Kaitaia Hospital by St John Ambulance and will then be transported to Auckland's Starship Hospital by the Northland Rescue Helicopter.
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Police, St John Ambulance and the Kaitaia Fire Brigade are at the scene. An investigator from the police Serious Crash Unit is on the way.