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Boy injured at south Auckland gardens

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 26/11/2016

A seven-year-old boy has serious injuries after an electric gate closed on him in south Auckland.

Emergency services were called to Katote Close, a road that leads to Auckland Botanic Gardens in Manurewa, shortly before 3pm on Saturday.

The boy was hit by an electric gate as it was closing, a police spokesman said.

He was seriously injured, the spokesman said.

Media reported the child has life-threatening injuries and is being taken to Middlemore Hospital.

WorkSafe NZ has been advised.

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