Police remain at the scene of a serious single vehicle crash in Port Stephens this afternoon.
Shortly after noon on Wednesday 9 December, officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were driving along Medowie Road near Ringwood Road when they discovered the accident.
They then located a female driver – and sole occupant of the vehicle – trapped inside.
Further emergency services were called and the woman was released before being taken to John Hunter Hospital under police escort in a critical condition.
Medowie Road remains closed between the Pacific Highway and Ringwood Road, with local traffic diversions in place.
It’s expected the road will be closed for several hours which will significantly impact peak hour travel.
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A crime scene has been established and Port Stephens-Hunter Police have started inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Anyone with details about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au
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