Serious crash forces closure of State Highway 1 north of Wellington

State Highway 1 north of Wellington is closed following a serious crash.

The road  north of Te Horo, Kapiti Coast is closed in both directions.

Police say emergency services were notified just after 5:50pm of the crash north of Te Waka Road.

A single vehicle has gone off the road and the occupant is trapped, and is reportedly in critical condition.

The road is closed while emergency services attend the scene and a helicopter lands to transport the injured person to hospital.

Motorists are asked to delay their travel if possible, and expect delays.

A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle
A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle. Source: 1 NEWS