A boy has been hit by a car near Middlemore Hospital this morning, suffering serious injuries.

Police said the crash happened around 8.35am on Gray Ave in Mangere.

The boy was taken to Middlemore, which is on the same street with what police say are non life-threatening injuries.

The road has been closed and diversions are in place.

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The Counties Manukau Serious Crash Unit is investigating. The child's age is not known.