A van has fled a crash scene after hitting three vehicles, leaving one person trapped.

A Fire and Emergency spokesperson said they had freed one person from a vehicle after being called at 11am to a crash in Sanson.

A police spokeswoman said what was believed to be a commerical van had hit three other vehicles in a crash at the intersection of SH3 and SH1 before fleeing the scene.

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Police had the registration number of the offending van and were following up enquiries at an address.