Man critical after crash on M1 Freemans Waterhole
Picture - Kilingsworth Rural Fire Brigade

An 18-year-old man has suffered critical injuries after crashing his car at Freemans Waterhole, then being hit by a second car on the M1 early this morning.

 About 2.30am (Tuesday 2 February 2016), a Nissan X-Trail being driven north on the M1 at Freemans Waterhole, about 300 meters north of the Freemans Drive overpass, lost control and landed on its roof.

 The driver of the vehicle managed to free himself from the car and was standing on the road when he was hit by a Mercedes Van also travelling north on the M1.

 The 18-year-old man suffered critical injuries and was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.

 The driver of the Mercedes was not injured and was taken to Wyong Hospital for mandatory testing

 Police from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command, together with officers from the Newcastle Crash Investigation Unit will conduct a full investigation.

 The M1, which was closed northbound at the Cessnock turnoff , is now open for traffic in all lanes. Expect some delays.

 Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via any Facebook and Twitter pages.

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