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A 22-year-old Australian woman was hit by a car in Queenstown early on Monday after the driver became distracted at a pedestrian crossing.
Senior Sergeant Steve Watt, of Queenstown, said the 30-year-old local man stopped at a crossing at the intersection of Rees and Beach Streets and waited for a group to cross the street.
"He got distracted, went off to move and a straggler was still on the pedestrian crossing.
"He struck the female who rolled up on to the bonnet and fell to the ground.''
Sgt Watt said the woman had a sore hip and was taken to Lakes District Hospital to be checked over - he was not sure if she sustained any major injuries.
Alcohol was not a factor in the incident, and police would either lay a charge of careless driving, or careless driving causing injuries, he said.