A man is undergoing surgery in Tauranga Hospital after being hit by a car near the city last night.
St John paramedics arrived at Te Puna Station Rd, north of Bethlehem, shortly before 6pm to find the 33-year-old with serious injuries.
A hospital spokeswoman said the man was in a stable condition and is undergoing further surgery this afternoon.
Police had marked out the scene, near the entrance to Bax Contractors.
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Tauranga police were unable to provide further information this afternoon.