An elderly woman is fighting for her life after she was hit by a car in Stratford this morning.

Police were called to the scene on Broadway at 7.10am.

The 81-year-old pedestrian has critical injuries.

The road was closed for a time with the Serious Crash Unit at the scene.

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It has since reopened.

Meanwhile, police are attending another crash in Taranaki, involving a fertiliser truck and a car transporter on Main North Rd in Waitara.

The road is closed and diversions are in place.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Team has been notified.

Motorists are being asked to please avoid the area if possible and be patient.