A person critically injured after a crash involving a truck and a people-mover north of Taupō this afternoon is being flown to Waikato Hospital.

A St John media spokeswoman said the injured person was driven to Taupō Hospital by an ambulance and a rescue helicopter collected the patient from there.

The spokeswoman said there were no reports of anyone else involved in the crash needing hospital treatment.

St John personnel were called to the crash on Poihipi Rd, Nukuhau at 3.33pm, and police were called about 10 minutes later.


A police spokeswoman said traffic was being diverted through Norman Smith St.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said there were no reports of anyone being trapped in the crash between a truck and a "people-mover".

More to come.