22 Jun 2011

Elderly couple hurt in traffic accident

7:09 am on 22 June 2011

An elderly couple are in Waikato Hospital after being hit by a vehicle while standing on a median strip on State Highway 1 on Tuesday.

A 71-year-old man suffered critical head injuries and is in intensive care while his 67-year-old wife's condition is described as serious.

Police say the couple were found lying on the road after a truck and trailer unit had completed a passing manoeuvre.

They say the driver stopped at the scene and has been interviewed.

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the accident.