Man struck by car

20:00, Feb 25 2013

An Invercargill man who stepped out of a parked vehicle on to a main road because he was feeling ill is in intensive care at Dunedin Hospital with multiple injuries after he was hit by a car travelling in the opposite direction.

Senior Sergeant Cynthia Fairley said the incident happened about 10.20pm on Sunday on State Highway 6 near Dipton.

Lumsden police and the Fire Service attended.

Police were told the man, 33, had left the vehicle in which he had been a passenger before he was hit by a northbound Mitsubishi.

Police believed the injured man was under the influence of alcohol and had got out of the car because he felt ill.

The car that hit him was driven by a 19-year-old man who had not been drinking, Ms Fairley said. Nor was the car speeding.

The injured man was in critical condition when he was flown to Dunedin Hospital where he is in the intensive care unit.

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