More information on the head-on collision on Wilson Rd, Congarinni North

The Westpac Helicopter landed at the Macksville oval last night at around 8pm.

The Westpac Helicopter landed at the Macksville oval last night at around 8pm.

Update, November 9: The 73-year-old man is currently in the Intensive Care Unit of John Hunter Hospital with numerous internal and external injuries, according to a trusted family friend of the couple.

His condition has sadly not improved after multiple operations and he is still fighting for his life.

His 65-year-old wife has undergone operations for a couple of spinal injuries at a hospital in Sydney, and doctors are currently waiting on scans to see if she needs further treatment for some internal injuries.

The family friend said at this stage it looks like she will pull through.

There is a push to try to move the woman to Newcastle so she can be united with her husband.

UPDATE, November 7: All three people involved were trapped for up to an hour and a half before being freed by members of the Macksville and Bowraville Fire and Rescue crews, operating a Jaws Of Life machine.

The 33-year-old man’s leg and pelvis were seriously injured in the accident.

The 65-year-old woman and the 73-year-old man were taken to Coffs Harbour hospital in serious conditions.

November 3: Three people were injured in a high-speed head-on collision on Wilson Rd, near Spaldings Rd at Congarinni North, last night.

Local police, ambulance, and fire and rescue crews all attended the scene just after 7pm.

A 33-year-old man from one car was airlifted by the Westpac Rescue Chopper from Macksville to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.  

A 73-year-old man and 65-year-old woman in the other vehicle were taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital for treatment.

No details of injuries have been released at this stage.

The road was blocked and traffic diverted after the accident until rescue operations personnel could remove the vehicles at just after 6am this morning.

More details about the accident will be published as they are released.

In other police news

A 26-year-old man was arrested following a police pursuit on the Macksville Golf Course last Thursday evening.

It is alleged the man stole a vehicle from a petrol station at Urunga at around 5.30pm earlier the same evening.

Highway Patrol Officers noticed the vehicle in Macksville and started a pursuit along Boundary St.

Police said the man drove in an erratic manner through the golf course and onto the M1 before the pursuit was terminated due to safety concerns.

The vehicle was allegedly located a short time later abandoned along Upper Warrell Creek Rd, Macksville, and police said the man was located about 10:45pm hiding at a Macksville residence where he was arrested and later charged with a number of offences.

He is currently refused bail to appear before Kempsey Local Court on December 10.

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