A bus driver has suffered serious injuries after crashing into a ditch near Wairoa on Monday.

Emergency services responded to the scene on Hereheretau Rd in Whakaki at 4pm.

Police said that it was a single car crash with a school bus crashing into a ditch.

St John were also on the scene treating the driver with a helicopter on the way to fly the patient to Hawke's Bay Hospital.

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Police say the road wasn't blocked by the incident.

There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the crash.

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