Three people have been injured, one seriously, after a crash involving a train and a car in the Bay of Plenty.

A police spokeswoman said they were called to the scene on State Highway 2 near Duncan Lane at Pukehina at 8.30am.

Police at the scene on State Highway 2 near Pukehina. Photo / Andrew Warner
Police at the scene on State Highway 2 near Pukehina. Photo / Andrew Warner

Three car occupants were injured in the crash - one person has serious injuries, two people have moderate injuries.

Shane Gourlay from the Maketū Fire Brigade said by the time his crew arrived around 9.30am a woman and two children were out of the car and were being taken to hospital.

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"The car hit the front of the train and the left-hand corner of the car was pretty munched up.

"Apparently it flipped in the air when it hit the train."

A St John spokeswoman said one person with serious injuries and two with moderate injures were been transported to Tauranga Hospital by ambulance.

The scene on State Highway 2 near Pukehina. Photo / Andrew Warner
The scene on State Highway 2 near Pukehina. Photo / Andrew Warner

The train would remain in place for some time, police said.


A previous story said there were four people injured, this has now been corrected.