Man trapped after suffering serious leg injuries in truck and car accident near Hexham Bridge as authorities shut one southbound lane

A MAN was trapped and suffering significant leg injuries after a crash between a truck and a car near the Hexham Bridge on Tuesday morning.

Authorities said the accident occurred in the southbound lanes of the Pacific Highway at Tomago about 9.10am.

The Transport Management Centre reported at 9.30am that one southbound lane remained closed north of the bridge.

The lane was reopened about 11.20am.