Car crash on Pacific Hwy, Tweed Heads, near the Kennedy Dr entry ramp.
Car crash on Pacific Hwy, Tweed Heads, near the Kennedy Dr entry ramp. Emma Galliott

Two men in stable condition after crash involving semi

Updated report, 11.53pm: THE two men who were involved in a car crash yesterday on the Pacific Highway are now in a stable condition.  The men are aged 20 and 21 years. 

 

Initial report, 10.44pm: POLICE say a fully loaded semi-trailer changing lanes caused a black Subaru to run off the road into a tree yesterday on the Pacific Highway.

Tweed-Byron Local Area Command Inspector Bobbie Cullen said the driver and passenger were in a serious condition at Tweed Hospital.

"One is suffering suspected internal injuries," she said.

"The other man has possible head injuries; we're waiting to call to get a patient update."

Emergency crews on scene had to cut the men to safety from the car.

Tweed NSW Fire and Rescue station officer Price Conlan said his crew and the Volunteer Rescue Association used tools to extract the men from the car.

The highway was reduced to one lane until late last night.

"The highway reopened at 11.55pm," Insp Cullen said.

"We had to get crash investigation up."

The male driver of the semi-trailer was taken to Tweed Hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

My Daily News is waiting for an update from the hospital about both patients' conditions.



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