Wellington mother seriously injured in 'disturbing' hit and run

A mother of two is in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car while walking across a pedestrian crossing. 

A shocking CCTV video obtained by Newshub shows the car didn't stop and fled the scene.

The footage shows Anna Chesterfield approaching a pedestrian crossing in Taita on Saturday morning, seconds before she's hit by a car.

The grey car can be seen driving away - it doesn't stop or even slow down after flinging her almost 20m down the road.

Newshub spoke to one of the first people to arrive at the scene. She didn't want to go on camera but said Chesterfield was having seizures on the ground and had a bloody cut down her head. 

She was taken to Wellington Hospital with serious injuries. Her cousin Nicky Wilton told Newshub Chesterfield is in rough condition.

"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.

Wilton said it could be months before the single mother of two boys is able to walk again.

"She won't be able to do as much physical activity with her boys. It will change the way she interacts with them."

Police are hunting for a grey Mitsubishi Diamante which they believe was involved. It may be missing a left front fog light, and its windscreen could be broken.

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry is among those calling for the driver to come forward.

"We need to get more information on exactly what happened," he told Newshub.

Wilton said the driver won't know peace until they come forward. 

"This will be sitting on your consciousness and you will know in the back of your mind you won't get peace until you hand yourself in."

It's a simple call from a family who are now raising money for Anna's recovery.