Accident on the New England Highway south of Tamworth

Two people were rushed to hospital after a crash between two cars and a truck on the New England Highway near Goonoo Goonoo Station south of Tamworth this morning.

The two patients were treated at the scene for their injuries and a specialist medical team was flown in by helicopter.

A spokesman for Ambulance NSW said one person was being treated for minor injuries and a second person was reportedly suffering chest and head injuries.

Highway traffic is affected in both directions and an alternate traffic flow has been put in place on the New England Highway at the scene of the crash, with traffic taking it in turns to pass.

Motorists have been asked to drive carefully.