Two women were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash at Lake Macquarie on Wednesday morning.
Emergency crews were called to Ntaba Road at Jewels about 10.25am after reports two Toyotas had collided.
The drivers and sole occupants - aged 74 and 65 - were freed from the vehicles before being treated by paramedics at the scene.
They were transferred to John Hunter Hospital, the older woman in a critical condition and the other in a serious condition.
Lake Macquarie police established a crime scene, which will be examined by the Crash Investigation Unit.
An investigation has begun and anyone who has information or dashcam footage of the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers or Lake Macquarie police.
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