Police are at the scene of a serious crash in Whakatane.
A vehicle crashed on Te Rahu Road, near Station Road, around 6:20pm.
Police attempted to stop the vehicle a few minutes prior but it failed to stop, fleeing from Police before it crashed.
The driver of the vehicle, the sole occupant, is currently in a serious condition.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
The Serious Crash Unit is in attendance and motorists are asked to avoid the area.
Issued by Police Media Centre