Serious two vehicle crash – Pelaw Main

Police remain at the scene of a serious head-on crash in the Hunter region this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to Leggetts Drive, about 1km south of Pelaw Main, about 3.15pm (Thursday 15 July 2021), following reports a Toyota Corolla and a Ford Territory collided head-on.

The male driver of the Toyota was trapped by confinement for a short time, he was extricated and airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.

The female driver of the Ford was able to free herself from the vehicle, she was assessed at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District established a crime scene, which will be examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is underway.

Leggetts Drive is closed in both directions and will be for some time, local diversions are in place for north and southbound motorists at Whitebridge Road and Greta Street – for the latest traffic information please visit

Motorists are urged to avoid the area as peak hour approaches.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information about the crash is urged to come forward.

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

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