Po­lice call for wit­nesses

Central Leader - - News -

Po­lice are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses to the death of a four-year-old boy who was struck by a car on Carr Rd in Mt Roskill.

Fe­terika Lawrence Su’a-Roe­beck was hit around 8.30pm last Wed­nes­day, and died at the scene.

Carr Rd was closed be­tween Hayr Rd and Hills­bor­ough Rd for sev­eral hours.

Sergeant Matt Ford of the se­ri­ous crash unit says the in­ves­tiga- tion is still in its early stages and po­lice would like to hear from any­one who saw the in­ci­dent hap­pen.

He says it’s too early to tell whether the driver, who stayed at the scene, will face any charges.

At this point, ev­i­dence sug­gests the boy ran out in front of or be­tween parked ve­hi­cles and into the path of the west­bound car.

His home was on the op­po­site side of the road and Mr Ford says it ap­pears the child may have been dropped off by one of the parked ve­hi­cles when he ran into the road, al­though it has yet to be con­firmed.

Fe­terika was the fifth of eight chil­dren. His fu­neral was held on Mon­day.

Po­lice have held off on the in­ves­ti­ga­tion to give the fam­ily time to grieve.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can con­tact Mr Ford on 359-3111.

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