Woman and man flown to hospital after crash

AN injured woman and man have been flown to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital following a multi-vehicle accident at Whittingham.

The Westpac rescue helicopter picked the patients up from the crash scene on the New England Highway.

The accident happened about 8.45am near the Golden Highway.

A truck and three cars were involved.

The woman, 40, suffered multiple injuries and the man, 35, minor injuries.

The highway was closed while an extensive clean-up operation is under way, but all lanes are now open.

For the latest traffic information, head to livetraffic.com.au.

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