A three-year-old boy has died after being run over by a truck in Lake Macquarie.
The accident happened on Donnelly Road in Arcadia Vale at around 3.50pm on Friday.
Police said the toddler was struck by a pantech truck after running onto the road.
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The boy was rushed to John Hunter Hospital but sadly was pronounced dead on arrival.
The male driver of the truck was taken to John Hunter Hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.