The car which was struck by a B-double truck north of Coffs Harbour on Thursday night.
The car which was struck by a B-double truck north of Coffs Harbour on Thursday night. Frank Redward

Car driver hurt in B-double crash

A MAN is in a critical condition after a serious crash with a B-double truck on the Pacific Highway, 40 kilometres north of Coffs Harbour, on Thursday night.

About 10.45pm, a Kenworth B-double was travelling north on the Pacific Highway. While negotiating a left-hand bend, the trailer of the B-double moved into the southbound lane and into the path of a Ford Falcon.

The Ford Falcon, driven by a 41-year-old Penrith man and also carrying another man and three children under 10, sustained serious damage down the right- hand side of the vehicle.

The driver of the B-double, a 43-year-old Queensland man, initially failed to stop, travelling a number of kilometres before realising the damage to his trailer and returning to the scene. The driver of the Ford Falcon sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital before being flown to Royal North Shore Hospital.



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