A person has died after being struck by a vehicle in the carpark of a business premises in Taupō, police have confirmed.

The incident occurred today at about 2.45pm.

“The driver of a vehicle and two other pedestrians were transported to Taupō Hospital with minor to moderate injuries,” said police.

Police were making inquiries to notify next of kin.

“The area was cordoned while the Serious Crash Unit examined the scene and has now re-opened,” police said.