One person has serious injuries after a car crashed on State Highway 5 near Tapapa.

A police media spokeswoman said police were called at 7.19am to the crash on State Highway 5 near Tapapa Rd.

A St John spokeswoman said they were called to the scene about 7.26am and transported one person in a serious condition to Rotorua Hospital.

Meanwhile, police are at a crash involving two cars near Edgecumbe in the Bay of Plenty.

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A police spokeswoman said they were called to the scene on Awakeri Rd between Putiki Rd and Western Drain Rd about 8.13am.

Two people have minor injuries and there were no reported blockages, she said.

Ambulance has been notified.

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