A man who was hit by a car early this morning in the east Auckland suburb of Pakuranga Heights is thought to have been lying on the road in a dimly-lit area.
The man, 33, is in critical care after emergency surgery at Auckland Hospital.
Police were called at 2.24am to Walworth Ave, close to Lloyd Elsmore Park, where police found the vehicle had “collided with a pedestrian”.
“The pedestrian had suffered critical injuries and was immediately transported to hospital, where he underwent surgery,” a police statement said.
“Police believe the pedestrian was lying in the road, and in poor lighting, when he was struck by the vehicle.”
The Serious Crash Unit had been notified and had started an investigation. The man remains in a critical condition.
St John said it was notified at 2.25am and sent two ambulances and one rapid response vehicle to the crash. One patient was treated and taken to Auckland Hospital with critical injuries.