Two men today remain in a critical condition in Waikato Hospital's intensive care unit after a crash in Turangi.

The men were flown to Waikato Hospital yesterday after their car hit a tree on Te RangiTautahanga Rd, just past the intersection with Hirangi Rd about 4pm.

A third man is in a stable condition in a ward at Waikato Hospital.

All three were trapped and had to be extricated by the Turangi Fire Service before being flown to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition.

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They are all local to Turangi and in their late teens.

The car involved was a grey Subaru Impreza.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the cause and wants to hear from anyone who witnessed the crash, or has any other information that may be relevant; no matter how insignificant it may seem.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Nick Weight from the Taupo Road Policing Group on (07) 378 6060.

Earlier:

A serious crash in Turangi has left three people trapped in a car, all with critical injuries.

A Northern Fire Communications spokesman said emergency services were called to the crash on Hirangi Rd just before 4pm today.

He said three fire crews from Turangi were attending the scene, accompanied by a crew from Taupo.

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The spokesman said he believed three helicopters were on route to the scene and would be transporting the injured to hospital.

New Zealand Police have released a statement saying it is believed two cars are involved.

The statement said the police serious crash unit would be investigating.

More to come.