Police are at the site of a serious catastrophe in Whakatāne.
A car crashed at Te Rahu Rd, near Rd station, around 18.20.
The police tried to stop the car a few minutes before, but failed to stop running away from the police before crashing.
The driver of the vehicle, which is the only passenger, is currently in serious condition.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
The Office of Serious Disasters is in the presence and the drivers are asked to escape the area.