Counties Manukau Driveway Fatality
District: Counties Manukau
description: Driveway Fatality
police serious crash unit is investigating the circumstances
that resulted in the death of a two year old boy in the
driveway of an Orpheus Place address in Papakura this
Emergency services were called at 7.25p.m. by
people at the address saying that the child had been run
Police say they are not seeking anyone and are
speaking to a number of witnesses, all of whom are
understandably upset and are co-operating with the enquiry.
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