A 17-year-old was injured in a car accident on Kairua Rd overnight.
The male teenager lost control of his vehicle and smashed into a bank.
St John district operations manager Jeremy Gooders said the teenager received serious head and leg injuries.
``We were called at 9.19pm to an accident with a 17-year-old male who was the sole occupant.''
``It was a single car involved ... and it appears the driver has lost control and hit a bank.''
The teenager was taken to Tauranga Hospital by ambulance.
A Tauranga Hospital spokesperson said the teenager was treated and discharged this morning.