A body has been found on an Auckland road after being hit by a vehicle, but police believe the man may have already been deceased before the incident.
Police were called to the scene on Popes Road, Takanini, at 7.20pm after reports that a pedestrian had been hit by a car.
Police say initial indications are that the man was already deceased on the road when hit by the driver who contacted emergency services.
Police are investigating and no further information is available at this time.
Anyone who saw a man wearing a red checkered shirt and jeans hitchhiking along Popes Road earlier this evening has been advised to contact Papakura Police on 09 295 0200.