A man has been airlifted to hospital after a crash at Coutts Crossing this morning.
A man has been airlifted to hospital after a crash at Coutts Crossing this morning.

Crash at Coutts Crossing

12.30PM: AN ELDERLY man has been airlifted to hospital following two single-vehicle accidents at Coutts Crossing this morning.

About 8.40am a white Land-Rover carrying four occupants veered off the road at a corner on Kangaroo Creek Rd and hit a barbed-wire fence.

The minor crash left the occupants, a woman and three young children, shaken but unharmed.

According to police the woman and two of the children then left the vehicle, while a three-year-old boy stayed inside.

Minutes later, a Subaru Forrester lost control on the same corner and collided with the Land-Rover, wedging it between two trees before coming to a stop at a 45 degree angle.

The three-year-old suffered minor injuries while the occupant of the Subaru, a man believed to be in his 80s, had to be cut from the vehicle and was airlifted to Coffs Harbour hospital in a serious condition.

Police are investigating the cause of the accidents.

Read more in tomorrow's The Daily Examiner.

10.00AM: AN ELDERLY man has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition following a two-vehicle accident at Coutts Crossing this morning.

Police said the accident on Lower Kangaroo Creek Road happened around 8.40am.

More to come.



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