Three-car accident at Hexham

AUTHORITIES have closed a southbound lane on the Pacific Highway after a Hexham smash involving at least three cars.

An Ambulance NSW spokesman said a 40-year-old woman had suffered facial injuries after she was struck by the vehicle’s airbag, with another two patients being assessed at the scene.

One had suffered seatbelt injuries, while the other was being checked for spinal injuries.

A Roads and Maritime Services alert indicated the three cars collided on the Pacific Highway near Old Maitland Road shortly before 4pm.

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