Serious injuries in suspected hit-and-run in Taita, Lower Hutt

A suspected hit-and-run in Lower Hutt this weekend left a person with serious injuries.

Police said a report was received shortly before noon on Saturday about a car colliding with a pedestrian on High St.

“The car did not remain at the scene,” a police spokeswoman said.

The incident was thought to have happened between Taine St and Tocker St, near the railway station.

The spokeswoman said the victim was hospitalised with serious injuries.

Police are investigating and reviewing CCTV footage from the area.

A member of the public writing on Facebook understood the person injured was a young woman.

“The community people on the scene did an amazing job of looking after her and diverting traffic.”

Police have been approached for further information about other claims circulating online.


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