An 18-year-old man is seriously injured after being struck by a car in New Plymouth.
The incident happened on Junction Rd about 9:30pm on Saturday, police say.
The driver of the vehicle did stop and is assisting police.
Inquiries were ongoing regarding the circumstances as to why the man was on the road, the Taranaki Daily News reports.
Police say they want to speak with the occupants of a silver four door, 1996 to1998 model sedan with silver hub caps and alloy rims that was at the scene at the time of the crash, and to anyone who witnessed the incident or may have seen the victim and his friends prior to the crash.
The man remains in hospital with serious injuries.