A pedestrian has been struck by a car in Gladstone, near Wanaka.

A police spokeswoman said they were called to Denniston Rd at 11.25pm yesterday.

One patient was taken to hospital by helicopter, she said.

The person was believed to be in a serious condition.

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Earlier this week a pedestrian was killed after being struck by a truck just south of Rangitata, near Timaru.

The incident temporarily closed a section of State Highway 1 on Thursday.

Another pedestrian was killed by a car on Te Ngae Rd, in Rotorua, on Wednesday.