A 35-year-old woman was flown to John Hunter Hospital on Sunday after a two-car accident at Abermain.
The accident occurred on Cessnock Road, east of Goulburn Street, around 1.30pm Sunday.
Police said the woman was in a silver Holden Commodore that was travelling east on Cessnock Road and came to a stop on the northern kerb outside Darby's Pies.
A grey Nissan Patrol was also travelling east on Cessnock Road, a short distance behind the Commodore.
Police said the Commodore performed a u-turn in front of the Patrol, which had insufficient time to stop and collided with the side of the Commodore.
Cessnock District Rescue Squad was called to the scene, where the woman was trapped in the vehicle.
Volunteers used hydraulic cutters and spreaders to remove the B pillar and drivers’ side rear door of the vehicle to free the woman.
She was taken by ambulance to Orange Street Oval, where the Westpac Rescue Helicopter then transferred her to John Hunter Hospital.
Three other people were also taken to hospital.
A spokesperson for the helicopter service said the woman had sustained multiple injuries but was in a stable condition.
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