The crash occurred close to Waiouru within the Ruapehu District (file image).
A pedestrian has been injured after being hit by a automobile on the Desert Highway.
The SH1 was blocked following the “critical” crash at Waiouru, Manawatu, police say.
Emergency providers had been referred to as to the scene shortly after 10pm on Wednesday.
The pedestrian was injured and a helicopter was responding.
The street is predicted to be closed for the night time.