A girl is in a critical condition after being hit by a car in the Tongatapu town of Kolofo’ou, reports said.

Nuku’alofa police said the incident happened on Mateialona Road on April 24 at around 9pm.

Local news reported that a 34-year-old male driver from Puke was in Police custody after he was charged with reckless driving causing grievous bodily harm.

The girl sustained serious injuries in Vaiola Hospital.