A person is in critical condition and Hibiscus Coast Highway is closed near Waiwera after a car left the road and crashed into a tree this morning.

Emergency services were called to the crash near the Waiwera Rd intersection about 9.30am.

St John tweeted that they took one person to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition.

The road was closed between Otanerua and Waiwera roads but has since reopened.

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Delays are expected and motorists have been asked to avoid the area as the crash is cleared.