A person has serious injuries after being hit by a car in Gonville this afternoon.

Police were called to Puriri St around 3pm after reports of an accident involving a car and a pedestrian.

A Police spokeswoman said the pedestrian has serious injuries and has been taken to Whanganui Hospital.

Inquiries into the circumstances of the crash will be ongoing.

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It is the second accident in less than 24 hours in Whanganui involving a pedestrian and a vehicle.