Young child injured in serious east Auckland crash

A young child has been injured in a two-car crash in east Auckland, and has been taken to hospital with others hurt in the accident.

One person was cut from the car in a critical condition, two are in a serious condition and the child has moderate injuries.

The crash happened around 6:30am on Whitford-Maraetai Rd between Trig Rd and Clifton Rd.

Diversions are in place and people travelling from Beachlands are advised to go via Clevedon, police say.