A car hit a pedestrian and ploughed through a fence on Hukanui Rd in Chartwell this afternoon.

The 70-year-old woman was taken to Waikato Hospital in a serious condition after being hit by the car near Chartwell Shopping Centre at 3.40pm.

The red sedan then lodged itself in a fence of a property across from the shopping centre.

Waikato Police senior sergeant Charles Burgess said the vehicle hit the pedestrian and went through a fence.

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"The woman was taken to hospital with serious, but not life threatening injuries."

Police had left the scene.