A 22-YEAR-OLD man and his two passengers were injured when the car they were in hit a tree near Walcha on Saturday night.
The driver lost control of the Holden sedan while travelling west along the Oxley Highway, 250 metres from the Walcha Police Station, and hit a tree about 6.45pm.
The driver was airlifted from the scene by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service to Tamworth hospital, suffering chest injuries and a fractured right hand.
His two male passengers were taken to Tamworth hospital by road ambulance, with one suffering leg injuries and the other with cuts and abrasions.
One man was trapped in the car for a short time and fractured his left leg.
All three men are from Tamworth.
The vehicle was extensively damaged.
Firefighters and NSW ambulance, council and police officers attended the accident.
Police have as yet been unable to find out what happened, as the three men are from non-English-speaking backgrounds.
They are all in a stable condition and were expected to be released from hospital yesterday.