Police are calling on drivers to exercise caution and obey speed limits when passing buses after a pedestrian was left behind with a broken leg when he was hit by a car in Dunedin.
Officer Nick Turner, of Dunedin, said police received a call at 8 p.m. yesterday about a man being hit by a car in Somerville St.
Officers discovered that a 32-year-old man, who was running across the road after getting off his bus, had been hit by a 17-year-old driver, Const Turner said.
The pedestrian suffered a broken leg after crashing into the windshield of the car.
The incident served as a reminder to use caution when passing buses and that there was a 20km speed limit when passing buses dropping off passengers, Const Turner said.