A person was trapped in a vehicle after a car and truck collided on Auckland's North Shore this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the crash on Birkenhead Ave, Birkenhead, at 1.49pm, Fire Service northern communications centre shift manager Jarron Philips said.

Two people were injured in the crash, one with serious the other with moderate injuries.

The moderately injured patient was trapped in the wreckage and had to be cut free by firefighters.