Five seriously injured in two separate head-on crashes in NSW

The Pacific Highway is closed at two different locations on the north coast following two separate head-on crashes near Grafton and Clybucca in the early hours of this morning.

Shortly before 1am, emergency services were called to a section of the Pacific Highway, about six kilometres south of Grafton, following a head-on collision between a northbound van and a southbound B-double truck.

The driver of the van sustained serious injuries and was taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital, while the driver of the truck was taken to Grafton Hospital for the treatment of minor injuries.


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Just after 1.30am, emergency services were called to another section of the Pacific Highway, near Clybucca, following a head-on collision between a southbound car and a northbound campervan.

The driver of the car, a man in his 70s, has been taken to Port Macquarie Hospital with serious injuries.

The two men travelling in the campervan, both aged in their 20s, were also injured. The passenger sustained serious injuries to his back, while the driver suffered arm and leg injuries. Both have been taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital.

The Pacific Highway remains closed in both directions at each of the crash sites; diversions are in place.