One person is reported to be in critical condition and two others seriously injured aafter a car ploughed into sand dunes at the Mount.
Emergency services were called to the crash on Marine Parade, between Clyde and Hart streets, at 1.18am.
A police spokesperson says initial reports were that three people were trapped in the car.
“The Serious Crash Unit was advised and the vehicle was removed from the scene.
One person is in a critical condition and two others in the vehicle suffered serious injuries, St John reports.
The driver and the rear seat passenger were trapped, says Fire and Emergency northern communications shift manager Mau Barbara.
Fire crews from Mt Maunganui and Tauranga used cutting equipment to free the pair before stabilising the car that ended up on top of the dunes.
All were taken through by St John ambulance to Tauranga Hospital.
-Additional reporting by Stuff.co.nz