Source: New Zealand Police – Child hit by car in Palmerston North

An 11-year-old male is in a satisfactory condition at Palmerston North hospital tonight after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the road on a pedestrian crossing near Ross Intermediate.

The incident happened at about 3.00pm this afternoon on the corner of Freyberg Street and Featherston Street.  Police are investigating the matter and will interview the child and the driver of the vehicle tomorrow.

Witnesses to the incident can contact the Palmerston North Police on (06) 351 3600.


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