State Highway 5 closed by crash

Emergency services are freeing a trapped driver on SH5 between Rotorua and Tirau. Photo: Supplied.

SH5 is closed between Putaruru and Rotorua where a stock ruck and car collided just before 4.30pm this afternoon. 

Police and other emergency services are at the scene and the road will be closed while the driver of the car is removed from their vehicle, says a police statement.

Reports are that they have serious injuries, but are conscious. 

The truck driver is out of their vehicle and has no injuries. The road will be closed for some time.

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