A man with serious injuries has been found next to a car fire in Lower Hutt.
The police were called after reports of the car fire at a car park on Coast Road in the suburb of Wainuiomata this morning.
They arrived to find a man with serious head injuries and burns near the black Holden Cruze.
He was flown to Wellington Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Police said some of his injuries might not be related to the fire and officers were investigating.