SERIOUS CRASH: The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is en route to a serious crash between a truck and a car on the Bruxner Hwy. Photo: Scott Powick
SERIOUS CRASH: The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is en route to a serious crash between a truck and a car on the Bruxner Hwy. Photo: Scott Powick

Woman in critical condition after head on crash with truck

UPDATE 6pm:   
A WOMAN, 60, who was trapped in a car after a head-on crash with a truck has been placed in an induced coma and transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service reported that just after 1.30pm they were tasked by NSW Ambulance to the Bruxner Highway 5km west of Mummulgum.

At the scene, a truck and car had collided and it was initially reported that the driver of the car was trapped and suffering serious injuries.

Emergency services and local ambulance paramedics arrived on scene and commenced treatment and extraction of the driver who was suffering serious leg, pelvic and chest injuries.

After about 90 minutes, a 60-year-old female was released from the vehicle.

Due to the nature of her injuries, the Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team placed her into an induced coma and she was flown direct to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.

The drive and sole occupant of the truck received minor injuries and was assessed on scene by paramedics.

According to Live Traffic NSW, the Bruxner Highway remained affected in both directions, with delays expected, as of 5.25pm. 

UPDATE 3:25pm: 

 

A WOMAN  who has trapped in a car which was involved with a head-on collision with a truck at Mummulgum has been extricated from the vehicle.

NSW Ambulance said the 55-year-old woman is being treated by paramedics and a critical care team.

The truck driver was treated for minor injuries and it is understood another person who managed to self extricate from the car was also injured.

There are three road ambulance crews at the incident as well as the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, firefighters, police and council workers.

The Bruxner Highway is still closed in both directions.

More to come.

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UPDATE 2.40pm: 
PARAMEDICS and a critical care medical team are assessing patients at a head-on crash which has closed the Bruxner Hwy 5km west of Mummulgum on Wednesday afternoon.

Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service spokesman Jimmy Keough said the incident involved a head-on crash between a truck and car.

"Initial reports said there were two persons trapped but one person has managed to self-extricate," he said.

"Another person is trapped by their legs and had has chest injuries and is being treated by the rescue helicopter critical care medical team."

Mr Keough said police have closed the highway in both directions.

More to come.

 

UPDATE 2.28pm
EMERGENCY services are currently on scene at a crash between a truck and

car on the Bruxner Hwy at Mummulgum today.

Rural Fire Service Inspector Daniel Ainsworth said two crews were assisting at the crash.

"Mummulgum and Mallanganee Fire Brigades are at the crash which is 5km west of Mummulgum," he said,

"The highways is currently closed in both directions while they deal with the rescue."

More to come.

 

INITIAL REPORT:
IN A horror day for emergency services crews, police, ambulance, firefighters and the rescue helicopter are currently en route to a serious crash between a car and truck on the Bruxner Highway.

NSW Ambulance said a crew was alerted at 1.40pm today to attend a collision between a car and truck at Mummulgum, west of Casino.

It is understood there is one person trapped in a vehicle and they are complaining of head and limb pain.

The patient is believed to be a 50-year-old man but this is yet to be confirmed.

Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service spokesman Jimmy Keough confirmed the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is on its way to the incident.

"They should be on scene at the crash at 2.05pm," he said.

The Rural Fire Service is also understood to have crews on their way to assist.

Fire and Rescue Lismore station officer Ian Grimwood said a crew from Lismore and HAZMAT team from Goonellabah were responding to the crash.

"We were tasked at 12.51 to the crash," he said.

"Both our appliances are now on scene."

More to come.


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