A pedestrian is in critical condition after he was hit by a light truck on the main street of Hamilton today.

The man and the vehicle collided on Victoria St near London St shortly before 1.45pm. No one else was injured.

The man was rushed to Waikato Hospital while police closed the north bound lane on Victoria St between Bryce and London streets.

Diversions are in place and motorists are asked to avoid the area.

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The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the incident.


The section of Victoria St that is cordoned off: