An elderly man is in hospital with critical injuries after being hit by a motorist who failed to stop and check on him.
Detective Senior Sergeant Kepal Richards said police were called to Great South Rd in Papatoetoe at 3.40pm after a serious crash between a vehicle and an 87-year-old pedestrian.
The driver of the vehicle involved, a silver Honda Insight, failed to stop and check on the man. It instead continued north in the direction of Kolmar Rd, Papatoetoe.
Police later said the driver had been located and was assisting officers with inquiries.
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The man remains in a critical condition.
Police urged anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call Counties Manukau Crime Squad on 09 2611321 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.