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Woman being flown to Tamworth after accident at Willow Tree

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A woman has been flown to Tamworth after a car crash at Willow Tree. 

Emergency services were called to the New England Highway 5 kilometres south of Willow Tree at around 10am following reports of a single vehicle accident.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was also called to the scene where a vehicle had left the road and gone off the side of a bridge and down an embankment.

A 20-year-old woman was trapped for some time, she suffered two broken legs and was flown by the helicopter to the Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital in a stable condition. 

The highway was closed but has since reopened in both directions. 

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