One person is in hospital with serious injuries and another with moderate injuries after their car flipped in West Auckland this morning and a power pole fell on it.

A police spokeswoman said the crash happened on Cottle Rd, Taupaki, about 4.30am.

The car crashed into a power pole and rolled. The two people in the car were trapped for a short time when the power pole fell down onto the car.

St John Ambulance took both patients to hospital.


Contractors were clearing the crash this morning.

The Serious Crash Unit is to investigate.