Auckland crash puts five in hospital

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A police spokeswoman says the road was covered in oil after the crash. Photo credit: Getty

Five people have been taken to hospital after a serious crash east of Auckland.

Two cars collided on Whitford-Maraetai Rd at 11:30 on Friday.

Three people were trapped in one car after it rolled, with one person suffering serious injuries.

The other two passengers were taken to Middlemore Hospital in a moderate condition.

Two people in the other car also received minor injuries.

A police spokeswoman says the road was covered in oil after the crash and one car was blocking both lanes.

It was cleaned up overnight and the road has now reopened.

Newshub.