A woman who was seriously injured after being hit by a bus in central Wellington is now in a stable condition.

The woman, in her late 40s, was crossing Manners Street when she was struck by a Go Wellington Bus about 2.30pm yesterday.

A spokeswoman from the Capital and Coast District Health Board said this afternoon that the woman was in a stable condition.

She was likely to remain in hospital for a few more days.

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Wellington district road policing senior sergeant Warren Harris said it was too early to say whether charges would be laid.

Both the bus driver and the injured woman were yet to be formally interviewed.

The incident occurred beyond the traffic light-controlled intersection at the bottom of Cuba Mall, and there had been no indication that the bus had gone through a red light, Mr Harris said.

NZ Bus yesterday said the driver had been very upset by the incident.

He did not return to work that day, and would also be off for the foreseeable future.