Man in critical condition after Auckland crash

Auckland motorists are being urged to avoid Piha Rd after a car crash which left a man fighting for his life.

A police communications spokesman said emergency services were called to Piha Rd at 6.15pm to a crash between two cars. They were working to remove a man who was trapped in one of the cars.

The man was in a critical condition and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter had been called to transport him to Auckland City Hospital.

The police Serious Crash Unit would investigate the crash.

Piha Rd is closed between Lone Kauri and Anawhata roads, diversions are in place but motorists are asked to avoid the area.