Police find car involved in hit and run which seriously injured Wellington mum

Police have found the vehicle involved in a "disturbing" hit and run, which seriously injured a Wellington mother.

The grey Mitsubishi Diamante was found at a Lower Hutt property on Tuesday, three days after Anna Chesterfield was hit by it as she crossed the road in Taita.

Chesterfield, a mother of two was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. Her cousin Nicky Wilton told Newshub the injuries are "shocking".

"She had fractures to her face, and a gash on her head that had been stapled, she had a fractured sternum, fibula and tibia. I'm shocked and I am disturbed by it," she said.

Police are still working to identify who was driving the car when it ploughed into Chesterfield at the pedestrian crossing. 

"We encourage that person to do the right thing and come forward," said Inspector Wade Jennings.

A forensic examination of the car is expected to begin today.