7yo killed by truck in Gisborne

  • 02/05/2017
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A seven-year-old has died after being hit by a truck in Gisborne, the ambulance service says.

Emergency services were called to the crash on Russell St in Whataupoko at about 3pm on Tuesday.

A St John Ambulance spokesman said the child had died after being struck.

Russell St is currently cordoned off at the intersections of Richardson Ave and Fox St.

Motorists are being warned to take alternative routes.