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Highway chaos as teens injured following crash at Muswellbrook

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In a worrying start to the June long weekend on local roads, two teenagers were injured following a pursuit in the Upper Hunter on Friday.

The incident caused chaos on the New England Highway, at Muswellbrook, with traffic heavily-impacted.

Motorists are still being advised to visit www.livetraffic.com for updates.

Just after noon on 9 June, officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol attempted to stop a Land Rover – that had been reported stolen – travelling on the New England Highway.

When the vehicle continued on its way, a pursuit was initiated and road spikes were deployed.

A short time later, it crashed into a truck travelling on the New England Highway about 12.20pm.

The two occupants of the Land Rover – a 16-year-old female and 17-year-old male – were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

They are both in a stable condition.

The driver of the truck – a 51-year-old man – was uninjured, and was taken to Muswellbrook District Hospital for mandatory testing.

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