Officers injured in head-on crash at Newcastle

Two police officers have been injured in a head-on collision in Newcastle this morning.

About 1.30am (Friday 1 January 2021), emergency services were called to Brunker Road, near South Street, Adamstown, after a marked police vehicle travelling south and a Volvo travelling north collided in the southbound lanes.

The driver, a female constable, and her passenger, a female senior constable, sustained bruising and arm injuries.

The officers were both taken to John Hunter Hospital; however, they have since been released.

Two civilian passengers were also in the police vehicle at the time of the crash. The women were assessed by paramedics at the scene, however, did not require further treatment.

The Ford driver and sole-occupant, a 56-year-old woman, was trapped for a short time. She was released and taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries and mandatory testing.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Inquiries are continuing.

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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