It’s been a bleak start to the new year for two police officers, who were injured in a head-on collision in Newcastle this morning.
About 1.30am on Friday 1 January, emergency services were called to Brunker Road, near South Street, Adamstown, after a marked police vehicle travelling south and a Volvo heading north collided in the southbound lanes.
The driver, a female Constable, and her passenger, a female Senior Constable, sustained bruising and arm injuries.
They were both taken to John Hunter Hospital; however, they have since been released.
Two civilian passengers were also in the police vehicle at the time of the crash.
The women were assessed by paramedics at the scene, however, did not require further treatment.
The Ford driver and sole-occupant, a 56-year-old woman, was trapped for a short time.
She was released and taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries and mandatory testing.
Officers from Newcastle City Police District established a crime scene and began an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Inquiries are continuing.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au