UPDATE: 2.40PM

The Pacific Highway has reopened in both directions at Chatsworth in the state's north after an earlier truck and car crash.

The highway was closed in both directions due to the crash near Chatsworth Road.

Diversions have been lifted but motorists are advised to expect intermittent closures as investigations continue at the site.

Motorists should continue to allow extra travel time.

 

EARLIER

AUTHORITIES have confirmed two people were trapped inside their vehicles when they collided on the Pacific Highway, Chatsworth.

It's believed a car and a rigid truck were involved in the incident.

A 67-year-old male suffering head and neck injuries was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital via Westpac Rescue Life Saver Helicopter.   A second man was transported by Ambulance NSW paramedics to Lismore Base Hospital. 

Heavy vehicles were initially diverting through Chatsworth and Harwood which witnesses have said is causing some concern due to the smaller width of road.

 

The highway is closed in both directions.

Northbound: Summerland Way at Grafton, Bruxner Highway at Casino at rejoin Pacific Highway at Ballina. 

Southbound: Bruxner Highway at Ballina, Summerland Way at Casino to rejoin Pacific Highway at Grafton.

More information as it comes to hand.

Video footage courtesy of Westpac Life Saver Helicopter.