Bay of Plenty accident brings Labour Weekend road toll to three

By Te Kāea
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

A 10-year-old child has died after being struck by a motorcycle in Bay of Plenty.

The girl was hit on State Highway 30 near Lake Rotomā last night.

She was flown to Rotorua Hospital where she later died.  The tragedy brings the Labour Weekend road toll to three.

The first fatal crash of the holiday period occurred on Friday, when a person died after a car collided with a truck at Dairy Flat, north of Auckland.

Another died after a car and a truck crashed on State Highway 1, south of Lichfield in Waikato on Saturday.

In Dunedin, a 78-year-old woman was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle in the CBD last night.