A driver has allegedly run down a young man crossing a road in a Wairarapa town and failed to stop and help.
The hit and run occurred about 11pm yesterday in Greytown, near the rear entrance of the Greytown Hotel, sergeant Tim Crum said.
The 19-year-old was seriously hurt. Two friends, who had crossed the road not long before him, rushed to his aid and rang emergency services.
He is now in the high dependency unit at Masterton Hospital.
Police would like to speak to the driver. NZN