THREE people have been injured after two cars collided head-on near Tamworth.
The cars were travelling on the Halls Creek Road, just out of Manilla, on Monday afternoon when they collided shortly after 4pm.
Ambulance NSW said it deployed crews from Manilla and Tamworth to the crash scene, after a triple zero call about 4.15pm.
Local police and the Manilla brigade of the Rural Fire Service (RFS), along with a crew from the local Fire and Rescue NSW were also called to assist.
On scene, paramedics treated a two men and a woman for various injuries.
An Ambulance NSW spokesperson said a 52-year-old man that was a passenger in one of the cars, along with an 18-year-old man who was behind the wheel, were treated for upper body injuries suffered in the accident by their seatbelts.
A 46-year-old woman was also assessed at the scene by paramedics for minor injuries.
Ambulance crews then transported two of the patients to Tamworth hospital in a stable condition.
Investigations into the crash are continuing.
Emergency services said there had been several accidents in the local area in recent weeks and months.
Rescuers said locals should "take care on our local roads" with several "bends that can catch you out".
Crews have urged drivers not to become complacent on local roads - no matter how much you travel them - and always stay in the correct lane.
"We all want to get home after a hard day at work, let's do it safety," the Manilla RFS spokesperson said.