Head-on between a B-double and prime-move on the Pacific Highway, Coolongolook

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a head-on involving three trucks in Coolongolook last Thursday. 

On the morning of October 13 emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway, following reports of a serious truck crash.

Police have been told that a south bound B-double crossed the road, hitting a median strip wire barrier before colliding with two north bound trucks, a Kenworth truck and dog tipper and a Volvo semi-trailer.

As a result,  the B-double driver, a 35-year-old man, and the Kenworth truck driver, a 48-year-old man, were trapped in their vehicles for an hour before being rescue by emergency services.

They were airlifted by the Westpac and air ambulance helicopters to John Hunter, Newcastle and Westmead hospitals in  a serious condition.

Officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit, who are investigating the accident, are appealing for any witnesses.

Investigators would specifically like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision and more importantly anybody travelling south on the Pacific Highway at the time of the collision who has not yet spoken to police.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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