Driver flown to hospital after nasty highway prang

A MAN in his 70s has been cut out of his car and flown to hospital in a serious condition following a nasty two-vehicle crash on the NSW Mid North Coast.

Police said a Honda Jazz and Ford Escape collided and rolled on the PAcific Highway at Coolongolok, near Forster, just before 7.30am on Saturday.

The 72-year-old man driving the Honda was trapped in the wreckage for sometime and had to be released by emergency services.


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Once freed, the man was treated by paramedics before being airlifted to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The driver of the Ford, a 25-year-old man from Queensland, escaped with only minor physical injuries and was taken to Manning Base Hospital for treatment.

Both drivers were expected to be subjected to mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

Officers from Manning-Great Lakes Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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