Two people suffered serious injuries in a crash near Tauranga on Tuesday afternoon.

The two-vehicle crash involving a car and a van caused some delays on State Highway 2, near the intersection with Taniwha Pl, just before 1pm.

Police said two people were taken to Tauranga Hospital with serious injuries but could not provide more information. A St John spokeswoman said there were no reports of serious injuries.

The road was initially blocked at 1pm, but both lanes had reopened by 1.50pm.

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A van and a car collided on SH2, near the intersection with Taniwha Pl. Photo/John Borren.
A van and a car collided on SH2, near the intersection with Taniwha Pl. Photo/John Borren.

The crash, which was isolated to the median strip, caused traffic to move slowly in both directions for a short time.

Crash. A van and a 4WD vehicle have collided on the intersection of Taniwha Pl and SH2 near Bethlehem. 26 September 2017 The Bay of Plenty Times Photograph by John Borren
Crash. A van and a 4WD vehicle have collided on the intersection of Taniwha Pl and SH2 near Bethlehem. 26 September 2017 The Bay of Plenty Times Photograph by John Borren
State Highway 2 was blocked near the intersection with Taniwha Pl. Image/Google Maps
State Highway 2 was blocked near the intersection with Taniwha Pl. Image/Google Maps