One person was taken to Whangarei Hospital seriously hurt and another with moderate injuries after a two car collision on Ngunguru Rd near Pehiaweri Marae at Glenbervie.

A Whangarei Fire Service crew had to help free a trapped person in one of the cars after the crash at about 2.20pm yesterday.

One car went off the road's shoulder.

Both lanes were blocked while emergency services helped at the scene.