A person has escaped serious injury after being struck by a car in Ngongotaha.

Emergency services were called to Ngongotaha Rd between Hood St and Wikaraka St at 7.06pm on Saturday.

A police spokesman said the pedestrian appeared to have walked out into the traffic.

"The person appeared to have only suffered minor scrapes and bruises."

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Fire Service Northern Communications Centre shift manager Jarron Phillips said traffic was diverted on to Wikaraka St for some time.

The person was taken to Rotorua Hospital.

A Lakes District Health Board spokeswoman was unable to give an update on the pedestrian's condition today.