A person was flown to Taupō Hospital in a critical condition after a car rolled on State Highway 5, Wairakei last night.

Emergency services were called to reports that a vehicle had gone off the road and rolled just before 9.30pm.

One person, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was reported to be in a critical condition and was airlifted to Taupō Hospital for treatment, a police media spokeswoman said.

Diversions were initially put in place between Palmer Mill Rd on State Highway 5 and the Wairakei Roundabout State Highway 1 while Police examined the scene.

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Firefighters were called to the scene at 9.24pm to assist police and ambulance, a media spokesman said.

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