Two in hospital after crash
TWO people are recovering in hospital following a two-car accident on the Waterfall Way, east of Bellingen.
Emergency crews rushed to the scene near Fernmount after reports three people were trapped in a crash involving a blue Daihatsu hatchback and a maroon Holden Commodore sedan shortly after 4.15pm.
Ambulance paramedics were first on scene, 20 metres west of Sweedmans Lane.
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the scene but later called off.
Fire and Rescue crews helped the State Emergency Service to extricate the injured from the wreckage.
Two males and a female were freed, treated at the scene and taken by road ambulance to the Coffs Harbour Base Hospital.
An Ambulance spokeswoman said a woman, 38, suffered chest injuries and a compound fracture to her ankle.
A 29-year-old man sustained back and abdominal pain and head injuries, while a 15-year-old was treated at the emergency ward for chest injuries and head wounds.
They are listed as serious but stable.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.
It was the second crash to occur on the Waterfall Way in the Fernmount area this afternoon.
Earlier police were called to a single-vehicle accident near roadworks in the area.
A car driven by a woman had run off the road and come to rest in a ditch, but was towed from the scene with minor damage.
It’s thought heavy showers throughout the day may have contributed to that accident.