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.


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.

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