Appeal after crash at Taree

Police are appealing for public assistance following a single-vehicle crash near Taree at the weekend.

About 9.30am on Sunday (17 October 2021), emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway north of Old Bar Road, near Taree, following reports of a single-vehicle crash.

Police were told a vehicle travelling north left the roadway and crashed into a tree.

The two male occupants of the vehicle – both aged 44 – were freed by emergency services.

They were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being airlifted by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to John Hunter Hospital in serious conditions, where they remain.

Officers from Manning-Great Lakes Police District established a crime scene and an investigation was commenced by officers from the Hunter Crash Investigation Unit.

As inquiries continue, anyone who may have information which could assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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