Two people were taken to Whangarei Hospital by ambulance following a road crash on State Highway 1 this morning.

A police spokeswoman said traffic between Puhipuhi Road and Whananaki Road, near Hikurangi had been restricted to one lane for a brief period after the crash at around 9.30 am.

One person was seriously injured and another received moderate injuries as a result of the two vehicle crash, a St John spokeswoman said.