Driver trapped in car after head on collision

4.30PM: A 42-year-old man remains in a serious condition at Coffs Harbour Health Campus following this afternoon's head on car collision near Dirty Creek.

The Pacific Hwy is still closed in both directions and traffic conditions are heavy.

A Crash Investigation Unit from Ballina and emergency services are on scene.


3.30PM: DIVERSIONS are in place for motorists to navigate around a closed section of the Pacific Hwy.

Northbound traffic is being diverted to Bucca Rd, Orara Way and Armidale Rd.

Southbound traffic is being diverted to Armidale Rd, Orara Way and Bucca Rd.

This route will add 35 minutes to travel time.

It is not suitable for heavy vehicles.


2.30PM: A MOTORIST has been taken to hospital after a head on collision at Dirty Creek.

The two cars collided on the Pacific Hwy at Falconers Ln just before 2pm today.

Emergency crews have freed one male driver who became trapped inside his vehicle.

He was treated for injuries to his head and chest before paramedics transferred him to Coffs Harbour Health Campus.

The other driver's condition is unknown.

Lanes are currently closed on the highway in both directions.

Motorists have been advised to expect delays or avoid the area.

This page will update as information comes to light.

The location of this afternoon's crash on the Pacific Hwy
The location of this afternoon's crash on the Pacific Hwy Live Traffic NSW

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