2 Sep 2011

Maori tamariki more likely to be driveway victims

7:16 pm on 2 September 2011

New research shows Maori children are more likely than any other ethnic group to be run over and killed on driveways.

A report by the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee has looked at the deaths and injuries in low speed accidents between 2002 and 2008.

Of the 27 fatalities involving children under the age of six, 13 were Maori.

The report found that more deaths were in homes with higher levels of deprivation.

It says these children are likely to live in more crowded situations, have fewer safe places to play, and are more likely to live in a rental property.