A Whangarei man has survived a collision between his mobility scooter and a vehicle on a busy city road.

The man was taken to Whangarei Hospital after the collision about 12pm on a Maunu Rd pedestrian crossing, near the Blomfield Special School entrance.

He was taken to hospital by St John Ambulance with serious injuries.

The scooter was badly damaged.

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At 12.15pm traffic was backed up but beginning to move slowly.

Police attended the scene and are investigating the cause of the crash.