Auckland police ask for public help after man hit by car in Te Atatu Peninsula

Police say the driver may not have realised they hit a pedestrian.
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Police say the driver may not have realised they hit a pedestrian.

Police are trying to track down a hit-and-run driver who left a 69-year-old man with serious injuries.

The hit-and-run happened in Te Atatu Peninsula, West Auckland, on Wednesday, May 10, around 2.15pm.

The man was standing beside his car on Te Atatu Rd when he was hit by a silver station wagon.

The station wagon stopped briefly before driving off towards the Te Atatu shops, Detective Senior Sergeant Roger Small said.

The injured man is still in hospital in a serious condition.

Police are searching the area for CCTV footage. 

"It may be that the driver has not realised that they have hit someone but we need to speak with them to clear this up," Small said.

He said it would be appalling to think someone would hit another person and not come back to check on them.

 

 

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