Two people have been taken to Rotorua Hospital after being hit by a truck.

About 3pm today Rotorua police were called to an incident on Old Taupo Rd.

A police spokeswoman said a truck had turned right onto Old Taupo Rd from Pukuatua St and the rear gate of the truck swung open and hit two people.

A 10-year-old boy was knocked off his bike and suffered minor injuries, he was then transported to hospital.

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A 69-year-old man was hit as well and suffered moderate injuries, he was also taken to hospital.

The truck has been seized for inspection and police are investigating.