A person is critically injured after being hit by a car on Redoubt Rd in South Auckland.

Police were notified around 8.10pm this evening.

"Initial reports were that the pedestrian had critical injuries. They've been transported to Middlemore Hospital," a police spokeswoman said.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.

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There are a number of diversions in place, and police are advising motorists to follow directions of emergency personnel in the area.