Man, 17, injured in Pacific Hwy crash near Valla
A 17 year old has been airlifted from Coffs Harbour Hospital to Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital following a car crash south of Valla this week.
The transfer took place on Wednesday night, and the man remains in a serious condition.
Mid North Coast Police say the man had been travelling south on the Pacific Hwy in a Honda Sedan on Tuesday when a collision occurred with a b-double truck that was travelling north.
An investigation into the cause of the crash is continuing by police.
6PM: ALL lanes of the Pacific Hwy have reopened at Valla following a serious car and truck accident this afternoon.
The highway had been closed in both directions near Auld Close.
Traffic through the area remains heavy and motorists are advised to allow additional travel time until delays ease.
4PM: THE Pacific Hwy is closed in both directions at Valla due to a car and truck accident this afternoon.
Emergency services and traffic crews were called to the accident near Auld Close shortly after 3:30pm.
Paramedics attended to the 17 year old male driver of the car who suffered chest, abdominal and leg injuries.
He was trapped inside the vehicle for a short period of time before emergency crews were able to free him.
The patient has been admitted to Coffs Harbour Hospital in a serious condition.
Paramedics say the truck driver suffered minor injuries.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area as no suitable diversion is currently available.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.