A rescue helicopter transported a man to hospital after he suffered spinal injuries from a car accident today.

The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was called out around 2pm to the one-vehicle crash at Flemington, south of Waipukurau.

There the fire service extricated a man in his mid 40s.

He was treated at the scene by St John paramedics then transported to Hawke's Bay Hospital for further treatment.