Two people have been air lifted, and a third has been transported by road,to John Hunter Hospital after a high-speed, head-on collision at Stroud on Wednesday afternoon.


NSW Police and Ambulance crews were called to the scene at around 2.20pmon The Bucketts Way, approximately93 kilometressouth-west of Taree, afterreports a Toyota Corolla and a Toyota Hilux had collided.

The driver of the Corolla and sole occupant, a 62-year-old woman, was flown by rescue helicopter to John Hunter Hospital having suffered a suspected fractured pelvis,where she remains in a critical condition.

The driver of the Hilux, a 74-year-old man, and his passenger, a 69-year-old woman, also sustained injuries.

The woman, believed to have suffered head and chest injuries,was flown by rescue helicopter to John Hunter Hospital, where she remains in a critical condition.

The man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene for injuries to his chest, leg and lower back,before being taken to John Hunter Hospital. He remains in a stable condition.

Officers from the Newcastle Crash Investigation Unit established a crime scene and launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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.

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