Two people have been injured, one seriously, after a car crashed into a bank near Whakamarama in the early hours of this morning.

Police were notified of the incident on Whakamarama Rd and Old Highway about 3.20am, a police media spokeswoman said.

A St John spokeswoman said two ambulances were sent to the scene.

Two people were taken to Tauranga Hospital, one with serious injuries and one with moderate injuries.