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Two critical after single-vehicle rollover near Cessnock

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 05:24:50 AM

An elderly man and woman have been taken to hospital in a critical condition following a single-vehicle crash in the state’s Hunter Region.

About 10.30pm yesterday (Monday 11 October 2021), emergency services were called to Wine Country Drive, North Rothbury – about 19km north of Cessnock – following reports a Toyota Corolla had left the road and rolled.

The male driver and female passenger – both aged 94 – were trapped in the vehicle, before being freed a short time later.

The pair were taken to John Hunter Hospital with critical injuries.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District, with assistance from the Crash Investigation Unit, established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

As inquires continue, anyone with information, or dashcam footage from the area, is urged to come forward.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators 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 information via NSW Police social media pages.