A man has been rescued after being "severely trapped" after crashing into a power pole in Auckland this evening.

Diversions are in place after emergency services were called to the scene at Point View Dr, Dannemora about 7.45pm.

A St John ambulance spokeswoman said one person was seriously injured and was "severely trapped".

Fire services used the jaws of life to free the person from the car.

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The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries, said a fire spokesman.

Another person suffered moderate injuries in the crash.

The serious crash unit are investigating.