Pedestrian critically injured in BOP crash

One person is in critical condition after being hit by a car in the Bay of Plenty.

Police and emergency services were called to the scene of a crash on Old Taupo Road, SH5 around 7.15pm on Monday.

A car collided with a pedestrian who was taken to hospital in a critical condition, says a police spokesperson.

Traffic was being diverted from the scene from Fairy Springs Road down Lake Road.

This was to allow the Serious Crash Unit to examine the scene.

The road was reopened around 9.30pm.

People with information about the crash are asked to contact their nearest police station.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.

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