A crash between a motorbike and car has left one person with critical injuries in Matata.

Police confirmed they were called to a serious two-vehicle crash between a motorbike and a car near the intersection of Smith and Thornton Rd, near Matata, at 6.35pm.

A St Johns spokeswoman confirmed one person was treated for critical injuries.

She said two ambulances and one helicopter were sent to the scene.

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The road was closed as the Serious Crash Unit examined the scene, and was reopened late last night.