Teen critical after car crashes into pole in Waikato - 1News

Police, St John, four fire crews and a Westpac rescue helicopter responded to the crash on Rawiri Road around 1.50am.

Emergency services worked for over an hour to free the teenager from the crushed vehicle, an Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust spokesperson said, and fire crews were at the scene until 4.20am.

Air Crew Officer Stuart Callow described the extrication as "incredibly difficult".

Within ten minutes of being removed from the car, the teenager was flown to Auckland City Hospital in critical condition.

The road was initially closed while the Serious Crash Unit attended the scene.