A motorist has been seriously injured in a truck crash south of Whangarei today.

Police say the crash happened about 10.10am on Otaika Valley Rd near Maungatapere.

The road has been closed between Cemetery Rd and SH14.

One person suffered serious injuries and firefighters needed to use rescue equipment to cut the person free.

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The spokeswoman said the road may need to be closed while emergency services dealt with the smash.

A crash between a car and truck has left one person with serious injuries.
A crash between a car and truck has left one person with serious injuries.

The New Zealand Transport Agency said the crash was expected to affect travel on SH15.