A pedestrian has been hit by a car outside the Civic Theatre in Auckland just after 6pm tonight.

A witness told the Herald she heard a loud bang and then turned to see a man in his mid-20s lying in the middle of Wellesley and Queen Sts.

People immediately rushed over to help him.

A woman driving a white Suzuki Swift had hit him and had pulled over about 50m away from where the man lay, she said.

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Police were called to the scene at 6.05pm after a car had hit a pedestrian, a police media spokeswoman confirmed.

A St John spokeswoman confirmed they transported a man with moderate injuries to Auckland City Hospital.