A six-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he was struck by a car leaving a driveway in Raglan this morning.
Emergency services responded to the incident on Stewart St around 9:45am, and found the boy and his bike pinned under the car with serious injuries.
Police say he had been riding his bike on the footpath when the car struck him.
The boy was flown to Waikato Hospital via helicopter, where he remains. The serious crash unit is investigating the incident.
Inspector Freda Grace says the male driver who collided with the boy is shaken but unhurt.
In what is being described by police as "every parent's worst nightmare", Insp Grace says the incident should be a reminder to others that high-visibility clothing and helmets are essential for kids travelling to school via bike.
Police are also urging motorists to remember that as students go back to school, they will need to be extra mindful of small pedestrians and cyclists making their way to class.