Two people were seriously injured in a car crash near Matamata, in which one passenger was thrown from the vehicle.

Police and St John Ambulance crews rushed to the scene on Morgan Rd, west of Matamata, shortly before 10.30pm last night.

Two passengers were badly injured and the rear passenger was thrown from the vehicle when it lost control and rolled several times.

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was called to the scene about 11pm, as was the Hamilton-based Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter service.

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Both passengers, including a 19-year-old man, were airlifted to Waikato Hospital for treatment. They both remain in a serious but stable condition.

The circumstances of the crash are not yet known and the Police Serious Crash Unit is now investigating.

Meanwhile, one person suffered minor injuries in a crash in central Auckland this morning.

Two cars were involved in the crash on Union St, between Wellington St and Nelson St, around 6.15am.

Police and St John Ambulance crews were at the scene, where one person was being treated for minor injuries.

A crash happened on Union St in central Auckland this morning. Photo / Google Maps
A crash happened on Union St in central Auckland this morning. Photo / Google Maps

One lane was blocked following the incident.

The Transport Agency was warning motorists travelling through the area to take care when navigating past the incident.