Two people were injured when a car slammed into a power pole in west Auckland tonight.

An ambulance spokeswoman said the crash happened at the intersection of Swanson Rd and Metcalfe Rd in Swanson at 7.25pm.

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One person was taken to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.

A second person was taken to North Shore Hospital with moderate injuries.

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There have been numerous crashes throughout the North Island today as wind and heavy rains lash the country.