Six people have been injured, one requiring a rescue helicopter, in a crash on State Highway 1 near Tokoroa today.

Police were called to a two-car crash at 12.32pm which blocked one lane.

A police media spokeswoman said two people were trapped and had been extracted.

A St John's media spokeswoman said two units were at the scene and had treated six people, two with serious injuries and four with moderate to minor injuries.

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One person, in a serious condition, was taken by helicopter to Waikato Hospital.

The other five were taken to Tokoroa Hospital.

The Tokoroa Fire Brigade were at the scene, too.

The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.

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