A head-on collision that seriously injured a man and a woman has sparked warning from police for drivers to take greater care on the roads.

The pair were hurt in a collision at the intersection of State Highway 2 and Minden Rd, Te Puna, about 5am yesterday.

One person suffered significant abdominal injuries and the other a deep laceration. Both were taken to Tauranga Hospital and were last night in a stable condition.

Western Bay of Plenty head of road policing Senior Sergeant Ian Campion said the head-on crash was one of eight collisions in the region over the weekend.

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"Three involved alcohol but the majority of the crashes were at intersections.

"It's really important for people to take extra care around intersections. We tend to be over-represented in intersection crashes in the Western Bay of Plenty.

"We need to make sure people are choosing good gap selection."

The crashes follow a series of collisions in the Western Bay, including the fatal crash that claimed the life of Tauranga man Dion Pollero, 29, on the Kaimai Range.