A woman was thrown three metres down a bank when she was struck by a vehicle in the Wellington suburb of Wainuiomata this morning.
Wellington Free Ambulance spokeswoman Diane Livingston said a 32-year-old woman was assessed at the scene as being in a serious condition and was flown by Lifeflight Rescue Helicopter to Wellington Hospital.
The woman had a fractured arm and minor head injuries, but ambulance staff always erred on the side of caution with head injuries, Livingston said.
A hospital spokesman said the woman was still being assessed in the emergency department.
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A police spokesman told the New Zealand Herald emergency services were alerted just before 6am.
A member of the public called police and said a woman had been thrown three metres down a bank after being struck by a vehicle on Coast Rd.
"They could hear a female and there were shoes and a bag on the road."
He did not know if the driver of the vehicle which struck the woman had stopped.
Police are investigating.