Driver serious after single-vehicle crash near Taree

A driver has suffered serious head injuries after a single-vehicle crash west of Taree.

Emergency services were called to Marchfield Drive, Wingham, about 3.30pm (Saturday 4 January 2020); after a white Toyota Hilux utility crossed to the wrong side of the road, struck the barrier and an embankment before rolling.

The driver, a 25-year-old man from Walcha, suffered severe head injuries after he was thrown from the vehicle.

He was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition. A 24-year-old man, from Cundletown, travelling in the front-passenger seat was taken to Manning Base Hospital.

Two rear-seat passengers were not injured.

The road was closed for four hours to allow police and specialist officers to conduct their investigations; the vehicle has been towed for mechanical examination.

Anyone with information about the crash is urged to contact Taree Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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