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.


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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