13 Jun 2020

Man hit by police car in South Taranaki

9:46 am on 13 June 2020

A 20-year-old man is fighting for this life after being hit by a police car in South Taranaki.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

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.