A man has been charged following a serious two-car crash which was allegedly sparked by road rage.
Police said that on Sunday 2 October, two men, aged 29 and 26, got into a physical altercation at a service station on Manning River Drive at Taree.
Following the fight, the two men got into their separate cars and continued to drive along The Lakes Way at Failford when they collided.
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One of the vehicles, a Hilux ute, rolled a number of times before coming to a stop.
Four people inside the car suffered various injuries and were all airlifted to John Hunter Hospital.
The other car, a Mercedes, fled the scene.
Following ongoing investigations, police arrested a 26-year-old man at Taree Police Station and charged him with furious driving, menacing driving, and failing to stop and render assistance.
He was refused bail to appear at Taree Local Court today.