One person has died and at least five other people have been injured, some critically, and several roads are closed after a crash in East Auckland this afternoon.
A police spokeswoman referred to the crash as “serious” and urged people to avoid the area.
Emergency services were called to the scene on Botany Rd, Golflands, at 2.51pm.
Hato Hone St John sent four ambulances, two rapid response units and one manager, and transported five patients to Middlemore Hospital.
Glass can be seen covering the road from the crash, along with mangled wreckage from both vehicles.
Traffic is heavily congested from all directions spanning out from the crash site, moving particularly slowly down Cascades Drive and Te Irirangi Drive.
Multiple roads were closed however these have since reopened, however, traffic is still heavily congested in the area surrounding the crash site.
Diversions remain in place at the intersections of Botany Road and Millhouse Drive, and Botany and Tarnica Roads, and are expected to remain for several hours while the Serious Crash Unit investigates.
Police are still urging motorists to avoid the area where possible and expect “lengthy delays”.