Waikato highway closed following serious crash

A section of State Highway 27 is closed after a serious crash.

Emergency services are at the scene of the crash near Matamata.

A car and cyclist collided at about 6.40pm, says a police spokesperson.

"The cyclist is in critical condition and a rescue helicopter has been dispatched.

"The road will be closed for some time while emergency services are at the scene."

Diversions are in place.

"Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible."

People who witnessed the crash are asked to contact their nearest police station.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.

NZTA says the crash is located between Station and Burwood roads.

"Please follow directions of emergency services and allow extra time for your journey.."

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