A young woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries after she was struck by a car in central Auckland last night.

Acting senior sergeant Ashley Gore, of Auckland, said police were called to Hobson St, near the intersection with Cook St, just after 10pm.

A Northern Ambulance Communications spokeswoman said a woman in her 20s suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Auckland City Hospital's emergency department.

An update on her condition this morning is being sought.