3 Nov 2009

Another toddler run over in driveway

10:02 pm on 3 November 2009

For the second time this week, a child has been run over by a vehicle in a driveway incident.

A 21-month old girl suffered head injuries after she was run over by a car leaving the driveway of a kohanga reo at a marae near Bowentown, in the Western Bay of Plenty, on Tuesday morning.

The girl is in Tauranga Hospital in a serious but non-life threatening condition.

On Monday, Isabella Thompson, 2, from Whatawhata, near Hamilton, died after being run over in the driveway of her home.

Police say drivers need to double check their way is clear, even if it means getting out of the vehicle to check.