A 33-year-old Invercargill man remains in a serious
condition in the intensive care unit at Dunedin Hospital, after
he was hit by a car on State Highway 6 near Dipton late on
The man was a passenger in a car with five other occupants,
and the driver had stopped on the side of the highway because
the 33-year-old was feeling sick.
Police said the passenger was under the influence of alcohol
and wearing dark clothing when he stepped on to the road and
was hit by a northbound Mitsubishi vehicle travelling at
70kmh about 10.20pm.
Senior Sergeant Cynthia Fairley said the stationary vehicle
had its headlights on, but no other indicators or hazard
''As the Mitsubishi went north, the passenger is believed to
have been outside the parked vehicle. The passenger went out
on to the road and was hit by the Mitsubishi,'' Snr Sgt
Police, St John and Fire Service crews attended the incident.
The injured man was taken by helicopter to Dunedin Hospital
in a critical condition.
The Mitsubishi was retained for inspection, Snr Sgt Fairley