One person was airlifted to Waikato Hospital after a serious crash between three vehicles in Aongatete left State Highway 2 blocked for hours on Wednesday afternoon.

Three other people were hurt and transported to Tauranga Hospital with injuries ranging from serious to moderate.

A police spokeswoman said reports of the crash between a truck and car at the intersection of State Highway 2 and Wright Rd were received at 3.40pm.

Emergency services are at the scene of a crash on State Highway 2 near Aongatete. Photo / Jean Bell
Emergency services are at the scene of a crash on State Highway 2 near Aongatete. Photo / Jean Bell

Both lanes of State Highway 2 were blocked for some time. No diversion was in place and motorists were advised to avoid the area.

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A police spokeswoman said this evening that police had left the scene by 7pm and that the northbound lane had been opened, but the southbound lane was still blocked.

A St John ambulance spokeswoman said a helicopter had been called to the crash and had transported one person in a serious condition to Waikato Hospital.

Emergency services are at the scene of a crash on State Highway 2 near Aongatete. Photo / Jean Bell
Emergency services are at the scene of a crash on State Highway 2 near Aongatete. Photo / Jean Bell

She said three people were seriously injured and one was in a moderate condition.

Four ambulances attended the crash.

A Waikato District Health Board spokeswoman said one female was airlifted to Waikato Hospital at about 5pm and was in a stable condition.

Meanwhile, a Bay of Plenty DHB spokeswoman said three people were brought to Tauranga Hospital, all in a mild to moderate condition.

All were treated and discharged yesterday evening.