An elderly woman who was hit at a pedestrian crossing on Stratford's main street remains in a critical condition at Taranaki Base Hospital.

Sergeant Andrew Russ of Stratford Police said the local woman, who is aged in her 80s, was hit on the Broadway crossing at around 7am in foggy conditions last Thursday. A south-bound car hit the woman, who went up onto the bonnet and was flung onto the road.

Broadway was closed until 11am while investigations were carried out. Sergeant Russ urged pedestrians and motorists to be vigilant, especially in bad weather.

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"Pedestrians, while they have the right of way, need to ensure cars have seen them and know they are going to stop before they step out — but it's also up to the drivers of cars to look out for pedestrians and stop too."