Family members of a 20-year-old Feilding man are by his bedside in Wellington Hospital ICU after he sustained a serious head injury on Main Street, Palmerston North last night (Saturday 12 August).
He is currently in a drug-induced coma. The victim was with a group of friends when he stopped to talk to some people parked in a vehicle.
His friends continued walking but were alerted soon after that the victim was lying on the road with a serious head injury.
The cause of the injury is the subject of a Police investigation. A number of witnesses have been identified and are assisting Police with inquiries.
Police would like to speak with the female driver of that vehicle.
She has blonde hair and was in the company of two males parked on Main Street at about 10.30pm last night.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Palmerston North Central Police Station on 06 351 3600, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.