The view from the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter of this afternoon's crash at Halfway Creek.
The view from the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter of this afternoon's crash at Halfway Creek.

Female in induced coma after highway crash

UPDATE, MONDAY 11.20AM: A WOMAN is in an induced coma following yesterday's serious two-car crash at Halfway Creek.

It is believed the woman was a passenger of a vehicle driving south, which according to preliminary investigations was hit head-on by a vehicle travelling north.

Police said it appeared the northbound vehicle, which was driven by a 21-year-old male,  crossed to the wrong side of the road prior to the collision. 

It is believed the 21-year-old underwent surgery last night for unknown injuries and is in a stable condition in Coffs Harbour hospital.

The driver of the southbound vehicle, meanwhile, is undergoing surgery this morning for injuries believed to include a compound fracture to his right arm, a fractured left ankle and chest injuries.

The Pacific Highway was closed for several hours due to the serious crash yesterday, and re-opened at 8pm last night.

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UPDATE 8.30PM: The Pacific Highway is open in both directions in Halfway Creek following a serious two car accident south of Kungala Road.

Three people were injured in the crash on a stretch of roadway being upgraded.

The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter attended the crash and flew a female patient to the Coffs Harbour Base Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.

Two other patients were taken via road ambulance to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital.

All diversions have been lifted and traffic in the area is returning to normal. 

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THE Pacific Highway is closed in both directions at Halfway Creek due to a serious two-car accident south of Kungala Rd.

Southbound light vehicles are being diverted at Kungala Road, Orara Way and Coramba Road to rejoin the Pacific Highway at Coffs Harbour.

Heavy vehicles are being stored until the highway reopens.

Emergency services are on site and traffic response crews are attending.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area or allow plenty of additional travel time.

Due to the serious nature of the accident there is no forecast of when the highway will reopen.



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