Child hit by car in Auckland school car park dies in hospital

The child who was hit by a vehicle in an Auckland school car park on Tuesday has died in hospital. 

Senior Sergeant Anson Lin confirmed on Sunday the girl, who was hit by a car at Buckland Beach's Pigeon Mountain Primary school, died at Starship Hospital. 

"Sadly, she passed away earlier this morning with family by her side at Starship Hospital," Snr Srgt Lin said. 

"Police extend our condolences to her family at this incredibly difficult time." 

Snr Sgt Lin said police are providing support to her family and the wider school community who he says have been "greatly impacted" by the incident. 

"Going forward we will continue to work with partner agencies to help ensure those that require support have access to it."

The incident occurred at around 8:40am on March 23. The young girl was a pedestrian and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition. 

A police spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday that a 77-year-old man has been forbidden from driving after the crash.

Snr Sgt Lin said the investigation into the crash is ongoing and there were no further updates.

The presiding member of the Pigeon Mountain School Board, Mark Eades, shared a letter with parents and caregivers after the crash, saying they are engaging with the Ministry of Education's specialist team for support.

"We will endeavour to keep our community updated whilst respecting the wishes and privacy of the family involved."

Police will look to release the girl's name in due course.