Two men are recovering in hospital, one with life-threatening injuries, following a two car smash at Seaham on Thursday.
Emergency Services rushed to Newline Road just after 4pm after receiving a number of reports about the collision.
The driver of one of the vehicles suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to the John Hunter Hospital, while the other driver was taken by road to the same hospital with serious injuries.
It was a mammoth operation involving Police, State Emergency Service, Ambulance, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and the Rural Fire Service, who were on scene until around 10pm when Newline Road reopened.
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