Two drivers airlifted after multi-vehicle collision in Salamander Bay

Emergency services were quickly on scene.

A DRAMATIC two-vehicle collision unfolded on Soldiers Point Road, Salamander Bay at approximately 12:35 pm last Wednesday, followed by a swift and comprehensive response from local emergency services.

The incident, involving a van and a truck, left both drivers trapped within the wreckage.

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Emergency services personnel, including officers from the Port Stephens-Hunter Police District, Fire and Rescue NSW, and the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) Port Stephens Unit, rapidly converged on the scene.

Collaborative efforts by Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters, with assistance from the NSW SES Port Stephens Unit,
successfully extricated the trapped drivers from their vehicles.

The driver of the van, a 35-year-old man, and the driver of the truck, a 50-year-old man, sustained injuries as a result of the collision.

Immediate medical attention was provided by NSW Ambulance paramedics who were on-site.

Recognising the severity of the injuries, both individuals were airlifted to John Hunter Hospital.

Their conditions, though serious, were reported as stable.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter and the Toll Rescue Helicopter, based in Sydney, were instrumental in executing the
medical airlift operations.

Those with pertinent information or potential dashcam footage are strongly encouraged to share their inputs with Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.


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