A former All Black has been flown to Christchurch Hospital from Queenstown, in a serious condition.
In a Facebook post, Olivia Robertson says it's suspected her father, 72-year-old Duncan, was hit by a car late Sunday while taking out the rubbish bins.
She says he was left lying unconscious, and bleeding out in the middle of the road.
"If anyone knows or has any information of a friend or family member that has arrived home last night with suspicious damage to their vehicle, then we ask you to please inform police," she said on Facebook.
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"And if you are the person that left my father, an elderly man lying unconscious and bleeding in the middle of the road, then shame on you.
"Please share around and hopefully we can get some justice for Dad."
According to the All Blacks' website, Duncan made his test debut in 1974 and won 10 caps.
Sergeant Simon Matheson, of Queenstown, told Newshub police inquiries were still in their early stages.
"Police would like to hear from anuyone who was near Hunter and Mooney Rds anytime around 9pm on Sunday evening."
Anyone with information can call 03 441 1600 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.