A man has been taken to hospital after a car hit a street lamp on State Highway 2 near Aongatete this morning.

A police spokeswoman said a passer-by called in the crash, near the intersection with Walker Rd East at 7.30am. They reported two people were in the car and the light was knocked over but not blocking the road.

Ambulance staff at the scene told police one occupant in the car would be taken to Tauranga Hospital.

The spokeswoman did not have information about the extent of his injuries.