A toddler struck by a car in South Auckland today is now in a stable condition.

The 2-year-old boy was hit on Hollyford Rd, Clover Park, about midday.

He was first taken to Kidz First children's hospital at Middlemore before being transferred to the Starship in central Auckland later in the afternoon.

His condition at the time was described as critical.

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Late tonight, a spokesman for the Starship said the boy was now in a stable condition and had been admitted to a ward.

The 2-year-old boy was hit on Hollyford Rd near the intersection of Aspiring Ave around midday today.

The road is a busy arterial route that runs off Te Irirangi Drive.

St John was called at 11.54am. One ambulance attended.