Man arrested following pursuit - Hunter Valley

Thursday, 11 March 2021 08:59:26 AM

A man has been arrested following a police pursuit in the Hunter Valley this morning.

Shortly before 7am (Thursday 11 March 2021), officers received reports regarding a white Holden Commodore travelling north on the New England Highway, allegedly being driven in a dangerous manner and crossing onto the incorrect side of the road.

Police attached to the Newcastle-Hunter Traffic & Highway Patrol located the vehicle and initiated a pursuit, about 5km north of the Liddell Power Station.

A short time later, the Commodore allegedly lost control and collided with a B-Double truck travelling southbound.

The 30-year-old male driver of the Commodore suffered minor injuries and has been taken to Muswellbrook Hospital under police guard for mandatory testing.

The driver of the truck – a 28-year-old man – was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor injuries.

The New England Highway has just been reopened, however heavy traffic remains – for the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com.

Inquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 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.