A woman was seriously hurt when she was struck by a truck and trailer at a service station in Taupo early today.

The truck had just finished refuelling and was exiting the service station when the 26-year-old female was struck at about 3.30am.

She was transported to Waikato Hospital with head injuries and is in a serious condition.

It is believed that the female pedestrian was under the influence of alcohol at the time, police said in a statement.


"This is an unfortunate incident where an intoxicated person has made a poor choice resulting in them being severely injured," said Senior Sergeant Fane Troy. "People need to remember that alcohol impairs your judgement, even as a pedestrian you need to be aware of your actions and the potential risks."

Taupo Police Serious Crash Unit are investigating the matter.

- Herald Online