A man has been seriously injured in a crash in the Auckland suburb of Mangere East tonight.

Two vehicles - a white car and a ute, according to one witness - collided on Massey Rd near Vine St just before 8.40pm.

The witness said the man in the white car was fitted with a neck brace before being stretchered to the ambulance.

A police spokeswoman confirmed one man had been seriously injured and had been taken to Middlemore Hospital by ambulance. A second person has minor injuries.

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The road has been reopened.