Woman airlifted after serious crash at Lake Macquarie

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after a serious crash at Lake Macquarie this morning.

About 6.15am (Wednesday 21 October 2020), emergency services were called to the M1 at Morisset, following reports a Toyota Hi-Ace van had left the roadway and crashed.

Police were told the Toyota and a Kenworth B-double prime mover were both travelling north when the truck has attempted to change lanes. The Toyota attempted to take evasive action and has lost control causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and roll.

The Toyota driver, a 36-year-old woman, was trapped for a short time before being released by Fire and Rescue NSW.

She was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being airlifted to John Hunter Hospital where she underwent surgery for a fractured arm and head injuries.

The truck driver, a 34-year-old man, was uninjured.

Officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District attended and commenced inquiries into the cause of the crash.

Police are urging anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident to contact Crime Stoppers.

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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