A pedestrian who was hit by a car in Christchurch at the weekend has died from his injuries.

Gavin James Cotton, 42, was hit on Breezes Rd in Aranui not long after midnight on Sunday.

He had been in intensive care at Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries since the accident and died at about 1.30am today.

Police said they have spoken to the driver of the car and a number of witnesses.


Witnesses said they say the man wandering onto the road, possibly in an intoxicated state, before the crash, said constable Pamela Cox.

Police are continuing their inquiry but at this stage are not likely to lay any charges.

"This is a timely reminder for people who are out celebrating at this time of year, to look out for their mates when they have been drinking," said Cox.

- nzherald.co.nz