One person is seriously injured after a collision on the Te Puke Highway early this morning.

A vehicle crashed into a ditch heading east just before Collins Lane and colliding with a push bike.

The rider has been transported to hospital following the crash but the driver and occupants of the car are uninjured.

Police were called to the scene at 4.49am.

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St John spokeswoman confirmed one ambulance was sent to the scene who then transferred one person to Tauranga Hospital in a serious condition.