A Hamilton driver was taken to hospital last night, after being dragged from his car and assaulted by a group of people who saw him hit a child.
Police say a silver car was driving down the road when a one-year-old child, chasing another child on a bike, ran out in front of the car and was hit.
The driver stopped at the scene but was dragged from his vehicle by a group of people and assaulted.
Hamilton Area Commander Inspector Greg Nicholls says the driver who stopped did the right thing, and the group who assaulted him did the wrong thing.
He says the assault was unacceptable.