A five-year-old girl has died after being hit by a four-wheel-drive vehicle while riding her bike in Tauranga.
Emergency services were called to the crash at the intersection of Matapihi and Waikari Rds in Matapihi after 1pm today, police say.
The driver of the 4x4 had tried to help the girl but she died at the scene.
The road was expected to be closed for several hours.
The serious crash unit is investigating.