Two people are in a critical condition after a two car crash in Ngatea, southwest of Thames tonight.

Police are still responding to the crash which happened just before 9.35pm on Orchard East Rd.

A rescue helicopter in en route to transport the patients to hospital.

A police media spokesperson said the initial information from a member of the public was that more than one person could be trapped.

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The intersection of Orchard East Rd and State Highway 2 is blocked and diversions are in place.