Police and other emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on Hamurana Rd after a car has crashed into a tree.

The crash scene was a short distance up Hamurana Rd from SH33, Mourea, Rotorua.

The sole occupant of the vehicle was in a serious condition.

Hamurana Rd was closed while the Serious Crash Unit examine the scene.

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The only available diversion was via Rotorua, which is about 35 km long.

Members of the public were advised to avoid the area if possible.

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