Two people hospitalised following high speed crash at Tweed Heads South

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THE DRIVER and passenger of a car that were trapped for approximately one hour after a high speed crash on the Pacific Motorway at Tweed Heads South earlier this evening have been transferred to The Tweed Hospital with spinal and head injuries.

At about 5.30pm it is believed the white car collided with a truck and then the rear of the vehicle crashed into a tree on the median strip just after the Kirkwood Road exit.

The truck believed to be involved in the accident

Both southbound lanes were closed for approximately three hours as firefighters and the Tweed District Rescue Squad worked to free the two occupants of the vehicle.

The roof and doors had to be removed to free the two occupants

The driver and passenger are believed to have suffered spinal and head injuries and aged in their twenties.

There were delays in both directions as people travelled home after the Australia Day weekend with diversions in place via Kirkwood Road and Minjungbal Drive.

Forensic crash officers will conduct a full investigation.