A person who was seriously injured after being hit by a car on the Desert Rd is in a stable condition in hospital.

The crash happened between a car and pedestrian on State Highway 1 on the Desert Rd about 10pm yesterday.

A Palmerton North District Health Board spokesman said the person was in a stable condition.

The road was closed for close to nine hours before reopening and then was closed again briefly late morning for crash investigators to assess the scene.

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The incident happened between Paradise Valley Rd and Access 18, near the Waiouru Military area.

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