Police are attending an accident on the Pacific Highway near Tweed Heads
Police are attending an accident on the Pacific Highway near Tweed Heads Contributed

GALLERY: Man in serious condition after limo and truck crash

UPDATE 2, 9.12pm:

Tweed Heads Fire Station has released a series of photographs from the aftermath of the crash.

UPDATE 1, 6.53pm:

A MAN is in a serious but stable condition after a limo-truck collision on the Pacific Highway near the Greenway Dr overpass, Tweed Heads South.

NSW Ambulance confirmed they treated a male patient who was trapped for a period of time in the stretch limousine.

The driver of the vehicle, aged in his late 40s, was treated on the scene for facial injuries and a head wound, as well as chest injures, and then transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Bilambil cook Joshua Walsh was on his way home from work when he witnessed the immediate aftermath of the incident.

The former SES volunteer said traffic was merging into the right lane when the crash happened.

"Shortly after merging we saw a lot of smoke arise from a couple of cars in front," he said.

"We then had to merge back into the left lane, bringing our speed down low.

"The limo had gone straight into the back of the truck.

"The engine had lifted up and pushed the whole dashboard and steering wheel forward.

"It was just very sad to see someone could have possibly died while (working)."

INITIAL report, 3pm:

EMERGENCY services are attending the scene of an accident after a limousine and truck collided in the northbound lanes of the Pacific Highway near Tweed Heads South.

Police confirmed the accident occurred around 2.25pm today, on the northbound lanes of the Pacific Motorway near the Greenway Drive overpass at Tweed Heads South.

A NSW Ambulance spokesperson confirmed paramedics and firefighters were working to free a male trapped in the wreckage. 

No further details on injuries were known at this stage.

Traffic diversions have been put in place while the accident is cleared.



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