One person is seriously injured after a crash on Te Awa Ave in Napier.

A police spokesperson confirmed they had been called to the scene, near the intersection with Ellison St, around 4.40pm.

It is understood a car crashed into a parked vehicle with one person seriously injured as a result.

The road will be closed between Creagh St and Ellison St, and the serious crash unit is in attendance.

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St John Ambulance and Fire and Emergency Services have also been called to the scene.