THURSDAY: A 62-year-old woman who suffered serious injuries after a car crash at Williamtown on Wednesday remained in a critical condition on Thursday afternoon.
Two men, aged 66 and 54, who were also involved in the head-on collision on Cabbage Tree Road were said to be in a stable condition.
Police, five NSW Ambulance crews and two Westpac Rescue Helicopter were called to the scene around 500 metres from the round-a-bout on Nelson Bay Road at around 1.40pm where a red Kia Rio and white Holden sedan had collided on the road.
The woman and one of the men were treated at the scene, where they were said to be suffering significant pain before they were rushed to the hospital.
The woman was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition, while the men were transported by road.
Police believe the woman and a male passenger collided with the sole male driver of the second vehicle, trapping the drivers.
Cabbage Tree Road was closed for several hours as emergency crews worked to free the drivers and clear the scene. The road was re-opened around 6.40pm.
Officers from Newcastle Crash Investigation Unit are conducting inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.
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