Pedestrian hit and killed by car

Last updated 11:20 06/03/2014

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A pedestrian hit by a car on the outskirts of Hamilton today has died.

The 64-year-old woman, who was taken to Waikato Hospital by ambulance after she was hit by a Hamilton-bound sedan in Whatawhata Rd, Dinsdale, about 7.10am, died this morning.

Waikato prevention manager Inspector Rob Lindsay said that as the accident was under investigation by the police serious-crash unit, it was inappropriate to speculate on the cause.

"The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is being spoken to by our staff," he said.

"While crash investigators work to establish what has occurred, police would like to express our sympathies to the woman's friends and family for their tragic loss."

A nearby resident, who declined to be named, told the Waikato Times that the driver had stopped his car and was bent over the woman with several other people.

"He was very shaken when he walked from the road to the grass. He was in some form of shock," she said.

The road was cordoned off between Poaka Ave and Leong Ave after the accident and traffic diversions put in place.

Mr Lindsay asked anyone who saw the accident to call Constable Christopher Polglase at the Hamilton central police station on 07 858 6200.

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