Cars and motorcycle crash at Broadwater

UPDATE 3.40pm: A CARAVAN caught fire on the Pacific Highway north of Woodburn this afternoon following a crash involving two cars and a motorcycle this afternoon.

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said paramedics were called to the Pacific Highway about 5km north of Woodburn after a triple-0 call at 2:50pm.

When they arrived at the scene they found a female patient suffering a shoulder injury and a fractured wrist and another patient suffering abrasions, cuts and a wrist injury.

A Newcastle Fire Communications spokesman said when fire fighters arrived at the scene they found a power pole had snapped bringing down power lines onto a car towing a caravan which was engulfed in flames.

The spokesman said the fire spread to nearby bushland and two RFS crews and a Fire and Rescue NSW tanker battled to keep the blaze from spreading.

Essential Energy were called to the scene to turn the electricity off.

Fire fighters continue to mop up hot spots and the south bound lane of the highway is closed due to heavy smoke.

The woman was transported to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition. 

INITIAL REPORT: EMERGENCY services are rushing to the scene of a car and motorcycle crash on the Pacific Highway at Broadwater.

A NSW Fire Communications spokesman said three units were on the way to the crash after reports of a fire in a paddock at the scene.

The spokesman said both a Fire and Rescue NSW and Rural Fire Service tankers were making their way to the scene.

Initial reports were the collision snapped a power pole, bringing down electricity wires which were sparking.

The condition of people involved in the crash is not yet known.

More details to come.



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