Driver won't be charged after hitting boy

Driver won't be charged after hitting boy

An Auckland family is angry police won't charge a man who hit their four-year-old son with his car.

The accident broke the boy's foot but police say there's no evidence the driver was being reckless.

Karamveer Singh was hit by a white car as he was crossing Baverstock Rd in Flat Bush on the way to kindy with his mother and cousin three weeks ago.

It could have been much worse if his mother hadn't pulled him out of the way.

The boy's parents say the car was speeding and the driver didn't stop after the accident.

"He thought it's a near miss so that's why he didn't stop," says Pardeep Singh, Karamveer's father.

"So I want to ask the question: 'What's a near miss mean?'. It's not a football there, it's a human being, you know?"

Police say they've conducted an extensive investigation into the accident and are confident the driver was not acting dangerously or speeding at the time of the collision.

They say he tried to avoid the impact and had no idea he'd hit a child.

Police say the driver was shocked to learn about the boy's injury and has offered to apologise to the family.

But Mr Singh doesn't want an apology and thinks the driver has got off too lightly.

He now wants the crossing to be turned into a permanent zebra crossing - something Auckland Transport says it's looking into.