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.
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.
"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 train would remain in place for some time, police said.
A previous story said there were four people injured, this has now been corrected.