A 20-year-old man is fighting for this life after being hit by a police car in South Taranaki.
Police say he ran into the path of the car during a callout in Hawera just after midnight.
Two officers in the car were uninjured, and gave first aid at the scene.
Acting district commander Ross McKay said they were responding to a nearby callout but not engaged in urgent duty driving at the time.
An investigation is under way and the police are speaking to witnesses.