Hit-and-run victim was lying in road
A man seriously injured in a hit-in-run in Wainuiomata was lying in the middle of the road at the time of the incident.
The 17-year-old Wainuiomata man was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car in Norfolk St, between Wellington Rd and Upper Fitzherbert Rd about 10.30pm on Wednesday.
Police said the car left the scene.
They have since spoken to and released the people they believed were involved.
Detective Sergeant Dean Simpson said this afternoon it appeared the young man was lying in the middle of the road when he was hit by the car.
"The current investigation is trying to establish why he was lying in the middle of the road."
Police were now focused on the movements of the injured man on the day of the accident, Mr Simpson said.
Police would decide next week whether to lay charges in connection, he said.
Yesterday the man was in a serious but stable condition in Wellington Hospital's intensive care unit. The hospital could not be reached this afternoon.
The incident happened outside the home of Michael Alofi, 17, who ran outside when he heard a bang from his room. He was first on the scene and helped to call emergency services and direct traffic.
"I saw the guy and he had a head wound. It was pretty much just chaos. There was heaps of fog so we couldn't hardly stop traffic."
His father Pauliasi Alofi said the man was out cold but people were helping him with blankets and putting him in the recovery position.
"He was lying in the middle of the street. I was busy trying to manage the traffic."
He said there was only about 10 metres of visibility at the time
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