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A man in his 40s has been airlifted to hospital after the VW Tiguan he was driving collided with a Kia Sorento in the southbound lane of the Pacific Highway around 2.30pm Sunday afternoon (September 9).

The accident, which happened at Cudgera Creek around five kilometres south of the Pottsville exit, caused the Tiguan to roll a number of times.

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter transported the male driver to Gold Coast University Hospital.

Two children, aged six months and four years, who were travelling with him in the vehicle are reported to be uninjured.

The female driver of the Kia wasn’t injured and has been taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Southbound traffic remained congested for the remainder of Sunday afternoon and well into the evening.

At one stage it was queued back around 4.5 kilometres.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District and the Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

 


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