Truck crash on Pacific Highway near Forster closes northbound lanes

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The Westpac Rescue Helicopter is flying a 48 year-old man to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital after he was involved in a head on accident between two trucks this morning at Coolongolook.

The patient has head, chest, leg and possible spinal injuries.

A second patient from the other truck is being flown by ambulance helicopter to Westmead Hospital  in Sydney.

His injuries unknown.

Lanes two and three southbound remain closed.

Northbound traffic is being diverted at Twelve Mile Creek via The Buckets Way.

The diversion is suitable for all traffic except B-doubles.

Live Traffic NSW suggests northbound heavy vehicles use the New England Highway.

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Diversions are now in place due to the northbound closure of the Pacific Highway in Coolongolook following a serious truck accident at Willina Road earlier this morning.

Northbound vehicles, except for B-Doubles are being diverted via The Lakes Way, while B-Doubles are advised to use the New England Highway.

Southbound traffic can still travel on the Pacific Highway, however two lanes are also closed and traffic is heavy.

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

Emergency services and traffic crews are on site.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter crews from Newcastle and Taworth, including a doctor and paramedic are heading to the scene where two peolple  have been injured.

Further information will be passed on when available.

Earlier|

All northbound lanes are closed on the Pacific Highway in Coolongolook, south of Forster, due to a serious truck accident at Willina Road.

Two of three southbound lanes are also closed on the highway and southbound traffic can only pass the incident in one lane.

Northbound motorists in light vehicles can use The Bucketts Way as an alternative route, while heavy vehicles are being parked on site.

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

Emergency services and traffic crews are attending.

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

More to come

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