Three people have been injured following a crash in Ruakaka.

One person has serious injuries while two others have moderate injuries, a police spokeswoman said.

A Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said it had been called to a two-car crash at 3.40pm this afternoon on State Highway 1 in the Whangarei District.

He said one person was trapped in a vehicle.

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The crash was located between Doctors Hill Rd and Mountfield Rd, approximately 1km north of Waipu Golf Club.

A St John spokeswoman said all three patients were transported by ambulance to Whangarei Hospital.

A tow was required for both vehicles, police said.