Driver injured in highway head-on crash

A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital yesterday after a head-on crash south of Uralla.

The accident occurred just before 1pm on the New England Highway, when the car and B-double collided, with initial reports suggesting the crash might have been north of town.

When emergency crews arrived, a 56-year-old woman was trapped in a vehicle that had rolled and was left dangling over the guard rail.

Paramedics and rescue crews were able to free the woman before she was flown to Tamworth Hospital for treatment of lacerations and fractures.

A male truck driver was treated for shock and taken to Armidale Hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

The accident littered the road with debris as crash investigators were called in to find what caused the collision.

Detours were put in place for motorists with the highway shut for several hours.

Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

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