A man has been taken to hospital with moderate to serious injuries after a car and truck collided on Tauranga Direct Rd this afternoon.

Police were called to the crash on the Tauranga Direct Rd, State Highway 36, at 4.10pm. The truck lost part of its load, blocking the road.

A police spokeswoman said the crash was near Dudley Rd and there were traffic delays.

The injured man was taken to hospital by ambulance.