Counties Manukau Police are looking for the driver of a dark coloured Subaru who hit a pedestrian on East Tamaki road in Otara at about 10:30pm last night (Tuesday).
A 23 year-old male pedestrian was struck by the vehicle as he was crossing East Tamaki road after leaving a residence.
The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and is in a critical condition in hospital.
The driver of the Subaru fled from the scene and is yet to be located.
Police are urgently appealing for witnesses and for the driver to come forward.
If you have any information about the incident or the driver please contact Constable Rebecca Dearing at the Serious Crash Investigation Unit, Counties Manukau, on 09 261 1310. Alternatively you can anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Issued by Natalie Swart
Counties Manukau Police
Ph 027 434 2218