Woman hit by car near Auckland dies

An elderly woman struck by a car near Auckland this morning has died in hospital.

The 80-year-old was hit as she crossed State Highway 16 at the intersection with Muriwai Rd, opposite Waimauku School, and was taken to hospital by ambulance in a critical condition.

Police say the car involved was a Holden Commodore and was travelling towards Helensville.

The woman's name will not be released until next of kin have been notified.

Waimauku local Bronwyn Owens said it was a dangerous spot.

"It is a bad intersection for accidents as it is where many people and children cross the road to get to Waimauku Primary School."

She said locals had been "pleading" for a proper crossing for years.

- Herald Online

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