One person critically injured in Whakatane crash

A person is in a critical condition following a crash between a motorbike and a ute in the Bay of Plenty town of Whakatane this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Galatea Road near Lake Matahina around 3.45pm.

A police spokesperson said although the road is clear, diversions will be put in place.

Emergency services remain on scene.