The SES had to cut a woman free after this two-car smash at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Moonee Beach Road.
The SES had to cut a woman free after this two-car smash at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Moonee Beach Road.

SES cuts woman free

A WOMAN had to be cut free from her wreck after a two-car smash which closed the Pacific Highway north of Coffs Harbour.

The accident happened at the intersection of the highway and Moonee Beach Road at 4.55pm on Monday just as commuters were heading home.

Police said a Woolgoolga woman, 19, was driving a 2001 Nissan Pulsar and was turning from Moonee Beach Road to head north on the highway.

Her car struck a 1984 Toyota Forerunner, driven by a Sapphire man, 45, who was heading south on the highway.

Police, paramedics and SES crews dashed to the scene and discovered the man already out of his vehicle but the woman still trapped inside hers.

Rescuers had to cut a door off the woman’s car to release her.

She suffered a broken collarbone and a minor head injury and the man sustained minor injuries.

Both were taken in stable conditions to Coffs Harbour Health Campus for further treatment.

Southbound lanes of the highway were closed for an hour during the rescue and salvage operation.



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