Pedestrian critically injured after hit by car

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A pedestrian is critically injured after being hit by a fleeing driver in Te Puke this afternoon. 

Police were notified of the incident on Lenihan Drive at 4.20pm, says a police spokesperson. 

A St John spokesperson says one patient is being transported to Tauranga Hospital and has critical injuries. 

"The vehicle involved left the scene," says the police spokesperson. 

SunLive is working to get more information and will update the story when possible. 

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