A man who was hit by a car on Fenton St in Rotorua last night has died from his injuries.
Police have confirmed the man was a pedestrian and was hit near the Mobil service station about 6.40pm.
The man was transported to Rotorua Hospital in a moderate condition but his condition deteriorated to critical later that night and he died in the early hours of this morning.
A nearby worker said he heard the sound of screeching tyres and someone screaming around the time of the incident.
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He said he initially didn't think much of it because he thought it was "normal Fenton St antics".
"I just thought it was someone turning around and yelling at someone in a car."
However, he said he looked out of the window a short time later and saw about six police cars and later a St John Ambulance vehicle.
He said he was saddened to hear that a man had died as he wasn't aware that the situation was that serious.
A police spokeswoman said police were investigating the cause of the crash. No one had yet been charged.