FIVE INJURED IN NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAY CRASH

Five people have been injured, including two critically after a serious crash on the New England Highway at Whittingham, east of Singleton.

The Highway was closed for several hours as a result of the crash which occurred near the intersection of Racecourse Lane at around 11 o’clock on Friday morning.

It’s understood a car and a 4WD collided head-on, with a woman and child, who were travelling in the car, both in a critical condition.

The driver of the 4WD was taken to John Hunter Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Two other children are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter, along with a Careflight helicopter were tasked to the scene.

Lauren Kempe reports.

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