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Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek at about 8pm last night (Saturday 17 April).

Officers attached to Tweed-Byron Police District arrived to find a Mazda sedan – which had been travelling north in the southbound lanes – and a Volkswagon Golf, travelling south, collided head-on.

The driver of the Mazda, a 67-year-old man, and the driver of the Volkswagon, a 21-year-old man, were trapped in the wreckage for a short time before being released and taken to Gold Coast University Hospital.

Both men are in a stable condition with serious pelvic and lower limb injuries.

A 22-year-old male passenger of the Volkswagon was not injured.

The Motorway was closed for approximately one hour while the scene was examined, and the wreckage removed.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident or dashcam from the area to contact Tweed/Byron Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 


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