A 19-year-old male car driver has been flown to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition after a head-on collision on the Bruxner Highway earlier today.
There was a single driver in each of the two vehicles involved in the accident, which happened around 9.20am. Both were trapped in their vehicles.
Life Saver Rescue Helicopter crew chief Roger Fry said the helicopter arrived on the scene around same time as road ambulance but had to wait almost an hour for the younger, more critically injured, patient to be extricated and treated.
The 19-year-old male was stabilised by the helicopter doctor and flown to Gold Coast University Hospital in critical condition, suffering leg and head injuries.
The driver of the other car, a male in late 50s to early 60s, was transported to Lismore Base by road ambulance.
Earlier report: The Bruxner Highway has been reopened at McKees Hill between Lismore and Casino following the clean-up from a two-vehicle accident earlier today.
Traffic diversions have been lifted.
Motorists are advised to exercise caution and allow additional travel time as traffic returns to normal.
Original report: The Bruxner Highway is closed in both directions at McKees Hill due to a two-vehicle accident at McInnes lane.
McKees Hill is between Lismore and Casino.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Emergency services are on site working to free a trapped occupant.
The Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called to the scene, as rescuers worked to free occupants trapped in both cars.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.