Two serious crashes on different parts of SH 1 in Northland have trapped and seriously injured at least two people.

A serious crash involving a single car on SH 1 Ruakaka near Prescott Rd trapped and seriously injured a person at about 2pm today. At the time of the crash the northbound lane was partially blocked.

Shortly after the crash near Prescott Road a car and camper van collided on State Highway One near Oruawharo Rd, north of Te Hana.

A fire communications spokesman said one person is trapped and fire units are working to free the person. Two rescue helicopters were on their way to the scene.

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The crash has blocked the southbound side of the road and motorists are being advised to delay their journey or consider using alternative routes.