Elderly pedestrian hit by car dies
An elderly pedestrian has died in hospital hours after being hit by a car as she crossed a road northwest of Auckland.
The woman was struck by a northbound car at the State Highway 16 and Muriwai Road intersection in Waimauku, 30km west of Auckland city, about 9:15am this morning, a statement from police says.
The woman, who lives locally, was comforted by neighbours before being transported by ambulance to Auckland City Hospital where she later died.
The woman's name will be released once next of kin have been notified.