Driver flees after two-car crash near Kumeu

8:09 am on 4 April 2017

A man has had to be cut from his car by firefighters after a crash on State Highway 16 near Kumeu, west of Auckland, this morning, the Fire Service says.

The two-car crash happened before 6.30am.

The service said the driver of one car fled the scene and a man with serious injuries was trapped in the other car.

He has since been freed and was being treated by ambulance staff.

The New Zealand Transport Agency said north-bound traffic was being diverted around the crash, but south-bound traffic could still get through.

Drivers were being asked to avoid the area and expect long delays.