One person is seriously injured after a truck went off the road near Taupō this morning.

Police were called to the scene on State Highway 5 at Maunganamu near the intersection with Caroline Dr about 4.10am, a police spokesman said.

A truck has gone off the road and one person is seriously injured, he said.

St John was notified and the person was taken to Taupo Hospital.

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The truck had gone completely off the road and there were no blockages, the spokesman said.

The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.