An elderly pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in South Auckland this morning.

The accident happened just before 10.30am on Alfriston Rd near the intersection of Magic Way in Manurewa.

A police spokeswoman confirmed a man in his 70s had been injured after he was hit crossing the road.

He had suffered serious injuries and was taken to Middlemore Hospital for treatment.

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Police and the Serious Crash Unit remain at the scene.