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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