A woman was seriously injured in a crash between a car and a pedestrian in Mount Maunganui tonight.

A police spokeswoman said the collision happened on Oceanbeach Rd between Concord Rd and Surf Rd about 5.45pm.

Police had been called to the scene by St John Ambulance staff and a woman who suffered serious injuries was being taken to Tauranga Hospital, she said.

The spokeswoman said the victim appeared to be the pedestrian.

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One lane of the road near the crash scene was closed.