Yamba woman in her 70s in hospital following Knockrow crash
UPDATE 1.57pm: A YAMBA woman in her 70s is in a critical condition in the Gold Coast University Hospital following this morning's head-on collision on the Pacific Highway at Knockrow.
Paramedics transported the woman to the Gold Coast shortly after the crash at about 9.20am this morning.
The woman was driving a southbound vehicle back to her home in Yamba when it collided with a northbound vehicle in the Knockrow area, according to Richmond Local Area command Inspector Doug Conners.
She sustained serious multiple lower body fractures and remains in a life-threatening condition, Inspector Conners said.
Two other passengers in her vehicle were also taken to the Gold Coast with minor injuries.
The male driver of the northbound vehicle, aged in his 50s, also sustained only minor injuries.
It's not understood at this stage what caused the accident, however Ballina police and the crash investigation unit have commenced an investigation to determine the cause.
The highway was closed in both directions for about 90 minutes while police and emergency services cleared the crash site.
UPDATE 1.33pm: THE Pacific Highway has reopened in both directions in Knockrow following a serious two car accident near the Macadamia Castle.
All diversions have been lifted.
Motorists are advised to expect delays as traffic volumes return to normal.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.
UPDATE 10.30am: DIVERSIONS are now in place for both northbound and southbound traffic following a two car crash on the Pacific Highway at Knockrow.
Northbound is being diverted at Ross Lane while southbound is being diverted onto Bangalow Road.
These diversions are not suitable for B-doubles, however, so B-doubles should delay their journey.
UPDATE 10.06am: THE Pacific Highway is blocked in both directions near the Macadamia Castle at Knockrow.
Emergency services are on site attending to a car crash which has left one person trapped.
Diversions are available for northbound motorists via Ross Lane, but there is no diversion known at this stage for southbound motorists.
Motorists should expect lengthy delays or consider delaying their journey.
For further information regarding this incident and others on the NSW road network visit www.livetraffic.com or call 131 500.
INITIAL REPORT: TWO cars have been involved in a crash on the Pacific Highway at Knockrow.
NSW Ambulance media confirmed the crash happened about 9.15am near the Macadamia Castle, but could not give any details on injuries.
Live Traffic NSW has urged motorists to exercise caution in the area.