One person has been critically injured after a crash between a van and truck at the intersection of St George's Rd and Hassall Lane near Havelock North, Hastings.

The crash involved a truck and trailer and a van and occurred shortly before 4pm.

A spokeswoman from St Johns Ambulance confirmed two ambulances and a rapid response vehicle were deplyed around 3.52pm.

One patient in a critical condition was treated and transported to Hawke's Bay Hosptail.

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St George's Road is blocked and diversions are in place.

The Serious Crash Unit has been notified.

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