Two people have sustained serious injuries when the car they were in crashed into a bank on State Highway 2 at Aongatete.
A spokeswoman for the police said the crash took place near the intersection of SH2 and Walker Rd East and around 2.10 am was reported.
One of the two people in the car had managed to get out, but the other was trapped, she said.
Emergency response officer Northern Communications Craig Dally reports that firefighters have released one person from the vehicle.
Both people suffered serious injuries.
They were looked after by paramedics.
A photographer on the spot said that the bank was 3 to 4 meters high.
More to come.