Both lanes of the Pacific Highway are blocked behind a crash scene at Sapphire Beach.
Both lanes of the Pacific Highway are blocked behind a crash scene at Sapphire Beach. Trevor Veale

Man taken to hospital after highway crash

UPDATE: A MALE, aged in his 20s has been taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital suffering leg injuries following a crash on the Pacific Highway at Sapphire Beach. 

The Holden Commodore sedan the man was driving left the Pacific Highway north of Coffs Harbour just after 2.30pm. 

The car impacted heavily with a guard rail. 

A NSW Ambulance Media Unit spokesman said the man was initially trapped in the vehicle. 

He was treated at the scene by paramedics for a fractured ankle and a wound to his lower leg and has since been conveyed to hospital. 

Investigations into what caused the crash are underway. 

The driver of another vehicle has issued a statement to police. 

The crash left the southbound lanes of the highway blocked for almost half an hour. 

 

Person trapped accident blocks highway

EARLIER: A PERSON remains trapped on the scene of a car crash north of Coffs Harbour.

The crash is believed to have involved a Holden Commodore happened just after 2.30pm

Ambulance paramedics have arrived on scene.

The accident has happened 1km south of the Solitary Islands Way intersection at Sapphire Beach.

Both southbound lanes are currently blocked.

Large queues of traffic are building behind the crash scene.

Some motorists are illegally performing u-turns across the highway median strip creating hazards for northbound traffic. 

Motorists are advised to expect delays until the roadway is cleared. 

Emergency services are on the scene of a two car Pacific Highway crash north of Coffs Harbour.
Emergency services are on the scene of a two car Pacific Highway crash north of Coffs Harbour. Trevor Veale.