State Highway 1 through Whangārei has reopened after it was closed following a crash outside the Otaika shops this morning.

Police and emergency services were called to SH1 at Otaika, Whangārei, at about 10.34am today (Wednesday) after a crash involving three vehicles.

A Bid Food truck and two cars had collided and two people were taken to hospital.

A woman had to be extricated from one of the cars by Fire and Emergency staff, but her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

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Diversions were in put place around the shops as police carried out their investigation work and the road was cleared.

The police Serious Crash Unit is investigating.

The area of SH1 near the Otaika shops has seen a number of accidents in recent years.