A car has struck a pedestrian in Blenheim, critically injuring a 85-year-old man.

Emergency services attended the serious crash on Nelson St, near Hutcheson St.

A St John spokeswoman said three ambulances arrived at the crash within five minutes, and a helicopter was also called to the scene.

She said the man is in a critical condition and has been flown to Wellington Hospital.

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A police spokesperson said the incident happened about 1.20pm.

The road is one down to one lane and traffic management is in place.

"Motorists are advised to avoid the area."

A serious crash has occured on Nelson St, Blenheim (SH6), near the intersection with Hutcheson St. The crash involved a...

Posted by Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast Police on Monday, 5 November 2018