A 20-year-old woman was dragged about 50 metres or more by a vehicle after being hit in South Auckland overnight.
She was later found by a motorist driving home from work.
"She's very lucky to be alive," Detective Senior Sergeant Alan Symonds said this afternoon.
The woman couldn't remember what she was doing in the moments before she was run over by a vehicle on Stonex Rd, Papatoetoe.
She spoke to police before going into surgery and recalled being at a family gathering before she was found around 3am on the residential street.
Police said it was unclear why she had left the gathering, which was about two kilometres away from where she was hit, or whether she had been drinking.
She was in a critical but stable condition at Middlemore Hospital with a broken pelvis and femur and head injuries.
She was expected to live.
Police didn't know what type of vehicle hit her but the driver would have known they had run over someone, Symonds said.
"We expect there to be significant damage and dents to the vehicle."
Counties Manukau police were urging anyone who saw a speeding vehicle in the area around Stonex Rd and Kimpton Rd between 1am and 3am this morning to contact them on 09-261 1300 or through Crimestoppers.
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