Two men taken to Tamworth hospital after truck and ute collide on New England Highway at Burgmanns Lane intersection in Tamworth | UPDATE

UPDATE

A MAN has been freed from the wreckage of a ute after it collided with a truck south of Tamworth on Tuesday morning.

A NSW Ambulance spokesperson told The Leader paramedics treated a male driver, aged about 35, for minor injuries at the scene.

He managed to walk into an ambulance and was taken to Tamworth hospital in a stable condition.

A second patient, aged about 60, was trapped in the ute for close to an hour.

He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Tamworth hospital and was believed to be in a serious condition.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The scene has been cleared and there are no delays to motorists.

EARLIER

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash between a truck and a ute in Tamworth.

The two vehicles collided shortly after 6.30am on the New England Highway at the intersection of Burgmanns Lane.

Rescue paramedics are working to free a man inside a ute at the scene while police and road crews are diverting traffic around the scene.

Debris is littered across the road and several ambulance units are on scene.

Stop/start traffic measures are in place at the scene.

More to come.