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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

A cyclist is in critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car in Whitford.

It happened around 12:45pm today on Whitford Road at the intersection with Griggs Road.

The cyclist was initially assessed as having serious injuries but is now in a critical condition.

The Serious Crash Unit will be investigating the circumstances.

Diversions around the crash scene are in place while Police attend.