A major state highway is closed hours after a crash which injured a man and his dog.
The man in his 60s was airlifted to hospital while his dog is getting veterinary treatment for a suspected broken leg.
State Highway 2 remains closed after a car, which was towing a trailer, and another vehicle collided near Maramarua, at the intersection of the highway and Kopuku Rd, just before 2.30pm today.
Traffic is being diverted down the old state highway.
One car and its trailer flipped while another vehicle was also involved, a police spokesman said.
A man was airlifted in the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition with head and arm injuries.
Another man was seen walking around the crash scene. He is in a serious condition.