Two people are injured, one seriously, after a car rolled near Kawerau this afternoon.

A police spokeswoman said they received a call at 2.10pm about the crash on State Highway 30 near the intersection with Kawerau Rd West.

Initially there were reports a person was trapped.

One person has serious injuries and both are being taken to Whakatāne Hospital by ambulance.

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A tow truck is on the way to the scene.

Any road blockages are unknown.