A Rotorua man has appeared in court in relation to a pedestrian being critically injured by a car driver yesterday.

Colin John Sparke, 47, appeared in the Rotorua District Court this morning via audio-visual link facing charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and assault with a blunt instrument.

The charges relate to an incident on Operiana St, Ngongotahā about 2.45pm yesterday.


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The Serious Crash Unit examined the scene yesterday.

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Sparke did not enter pleas to the charges before Judge Tony Snell.

He was remanded in custody reappear in court on June 9.

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