A driver has suffered serious head injuries after his ute crashed at Wingham, west of Taree.
Emergency services were called to Marchfield Drive in Wingham, at 3.30pm (Saturday January 4) after a white Toyota Hilux utility crossed to the wrong side of the road, struck the barrier and an embankment before rolling.
The driver, a 25-year-old man from Walcha, suffered severe head injuries after he was thrown from the vehicle.
He was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition. A 24-year-old man, from Cundletown, travelling in the front-passenger seat was taken to Manning Base Hospital.
Two back-seat passengers were not injured.
The road was closed for four hours to allow police and specialist officers to conduct their investigations; the vehicle has been towed for mechanical examination.
Anyone with information about the crash is urged to contact Taree Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.