Police investigate truck and car crash in Hamilton


An investigation is underway after five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Newcastle yesterday.

Just after 7.30pm (Saturday 13 February), emergency services were called to Gordon Avenue, Hamilton, after reports of a crash between an Audi A4 and Hyundai Mighty small rigid truck.

Police have been told the vehicles collided near Everton Street, causing the Audi to hit a power pole, with the truck coming to rest on its side on top of the Audi.

The driver of the Audi, a 26-year-old man, was assessed at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

He was taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment and mandatory testing, along with his passenger, a 31-year-old man, who suffered a suspected broken arm.

The truck driver, a 46-year-old man, was trapped for a short time and freed by Police Rescue.

The other occupants, a 41-year-old woman and a four-year-old boy, were able to free themselves. All three were taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment for minor injuries.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist police from the Hunter Crash Investigation Unit.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash are ongoing, and anyone who may have dashcam footage or information is urged to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.