Paramedics have taken a 70-year-old woman to hospital in a serious condition after she crashed her car into a guard rail on Glebe Road near Adamstown train station.
Ambulance, police and fire crews attended the rail crossing at Adamstown after reports of a collision at 2pm.
A spokesperson for NSW Ambulance said the driver of the car had suffered lacerations to her head as well as possible internal injuries.
Emergency services had to cut off a door of the vehicle in order to access the woman.
She was taken to John Hunter Hospital at 2.30pm in a stable but serious condition.
No one else was in the car at the time of the incident.
A spokesperson from the Transport Management Centre said only one train, an XPT service, was delayed as a result of the incident.
David Bycroft, 20, who lives in a house on James Road on the other side of the railway crossing, said he saw the vehicle crash from his window.
"I was in my room watching YouTube when I heard two or three loud bangs, I just thought it was a little crash. Then I looked out my window and saw the car collide with the fence," Mr Bycroft said.
He said the initial sounds may have been the car hitting a gutter before colliding with the rail.
Mr Bycroft said he was the first person to approach the vehicle at the crossing and attempted to open its doors when he saw the driver lying across the passenger and driver's seat inside.
"The door wouldn't open," he said.
When he returned with a hammer to crack the windshield, emergency services had arrived on the scene.
Girl bitten by dog
A six-year-old was taken to John Hunter Hospital on Saturday after she was bitten on the face by a dog.
The girl was at Caves Beach when she suffered bite wounds to her face, including lacerations to her nose.
Four ambulances attended the beach at 1.30pm on Saturday to treat the girl. She was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.
Police also attended the incident.
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