Six people were injured, one critically, in a crash near Whangarei this evening.

The crash occurred near the intersection of Loop Rd and State Highway 1 at Otaika about 7.15pm, a Fire Service spokeswoman said.

A St John spokeswoman said six people were injured in the crash, one critically, one seriously and four with minor injuries.

A police spokesman said one woman had been unconscious and trapped in a vehicle. Police said that three vehicles were thought to have been involved in the crash, however, Fire Service and St John said it was two vehicles.

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Diversions are in place and the police serious crash unit is investigating.