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New England Highway closed at Parkville after two truck smash

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The New England Highway will be closed at Parkville for the next couple of hours after a two truck smash in the early hours of this morning.

Emergency services called to the scene just outside of Scone at around 3am, following reports two b double trucks had crashed.

One of the drivers, a 45-year-old man was treated at the scene before being airlifted to the John Hunter Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

He is believed to have suffered suspected spinal and pelvis injuries and a broken scapula. 

The other driver escaped any injuries.

One of the trucks is understood to have been carrying a varied load that has spilled out on to the highway.

A salvage operation is now underway.

A diversion is in place for light vehicle, trucks and heavy vehicles are being parked on the side of the highway.

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