A man is in hospital after being hit by a car in Christchurch in the early hours of this morning.

Police would like to speak to the driver of a silver sedan which collided with a motorcyclist at 5:37am at the intersection of Wairakei and Grahams Road.

The driver did not stop to check on the motorcyclist, who was injured and had to be taken to hospital.

Anyone with information or who saw this crash was asked to contact Constable Michael Lamb - Michael.lamb@police.govt.nz.