McKees Hill
McKees Hill Cathy Adams

Diversions have been lifted on Bruxner Highway

UPDATE 11.45am:

THE Bruxner Highway has reopened in McKees Hill following a two car collision at McInnes Lane. 

The diversions have been lifted.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution and allow additional travel time as traffic returns to normal.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

UPDATE 11.10am:

A MAN involved in a high speed head-on crash on the Bruxner Highway has been taken to Lismore Base Hospital by ambulance.

An Ambulance NSW spokesman said the man in his 70s suffered shoulder injuries and minor lacerations to his legs and his chest.

A patient in their 20s is being treated for serious leg and head injuries.

The spokesman said it is anticipated the younger patient will be flown to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Traffic diversions for cars are in place around the crash scene.

Motorists are being diverted along Tatham Rd, Tomki Tatham Rd, then onto Schneiders Lane, before returning to the Bruxner Highway.

B-doubles are being parked either side of the scene and truck drivers are being advised to delay their journey or avoid the area.

A Transport Management Centre spokeswoman said the diversions will remain in place until about noon.

UPDATE 10.30am:

A PERSON who was trapped following a high speed head-on crash on the Bruxner Highway at McKees Hill has been freed.

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said paramedics were working to stabilise the patient before they would be flown to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

The crash between a white Holden Commodore station wagon and a white four-wheel drive occurred about 9.20 am.

The highway remains blocked in both directions.

UPDATE 10.15am:

A DRIVER of a car involved in a high speed collision on the Bruxner Highway has suffered severe leg injuries and a head injury.

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said paramedics at the scene treated two patients, one for minor injuries and anoter for serious injuries.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has landed at the scene near McInnes Ln.

The spokeswoman said the patient with severe leg injuries will be flown to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Both lanes of the highway remain closed.

The age and gender of the patients is not known at this stage.

INITIAL:

EMERGENCY services are responding to reports of a two car crash on the Bruxner Highway between Casino and Lismore where two people are trapped

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said paramedics were called to the Bruxner Highway at McKees Hill at 9.20am after reports two cars had collided.

Police and Rural Fire Service Units are at the scene and several ambulances are making their way.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has also been tasked to the crash, the spokesman said.

Two people are trapped after the cars they were travelling in collided at high speed on the Bruxner Highway at McKees Hill.

A Transport Management Centre spokeswoman said the highway would be closed in both direction for some time.

The spokeswoman said one person was trapped by confinement.

More details to come.



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