The man was hit by a speeding truck while trying to cross the road along the freeway near SP Brewery at around 3pm today.
Police report that the identity of the victim is still unknown, as well as the driver of the truck, who immediately fled the scene.
Police arrived minutes after the tragic accident and questioned eyewitnesses.
The police officers told the crowd to move away from the scene and tried to control the traffic as best as they could.
Senior Constable Philip Paru said with the information collected from eyewitnesses, they will further investigate and have the driver arrested in due time for dangerous driving.
He urged drivers to be cautious when driving to avoid such accidents.
“It all comes back to drivers driving dangerously along the freeway and thinking that they are on a race course.
“Regardless of how experienced you are, you should drive carefully and at a reasonable speed to avoid such accidents.
“We have lost an innocent life due to this person’s way of driving, which is very dangerous,” Senior Constable Paru said.