2 Jan 2017

Pedestrian hit by car near Tauranga mall

3:44 pm on 2 January 2017

A pedestrian has been hit by a car near a shopping centre in Tauranga.

It happened near the Bayfair Shopping Centre roundabout shortly before two this afternoon.

Police said the person had suffered serious injuries but they were not life-threatening.

One eastbound lane was closed while emergency services responded to the crash.

Police were asking motorists to expect delays and take particular care in the area, as a large number of pedestrians were coming and going from the Bay Dreams festival at nearby Baypark Arena.

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