The driver of a utility was trapped for 30 minutes following a crash on the Pacific Motorway near Brunswick Heads on Sunday morning (February 18) before being airlifted to hospital.
The crash occurred about 2am, when a northbound B-double and a southbound Mitsubishi utility collided in the northbound lanes near the Gulgan Road interchange.
The B-double then continued onto to wrong side of the road and rolled. The driver escaped injury.
The driver of the utility, a 38-year-old from Possum Creek, was trapped in the vehicle for about 30 minutes before being released.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to the scene and landed on the motorway with the crew treating the man for head, arm and chest injuries.
He was flown to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition..
The southbound lanes remained closed for some hours while the salvage operation was underway.
Police inquiries into the incident continue.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.