Two people, a 50-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman, injured in motor vehicle accident on Golden Highway at Jerrys Plains

TWO people were injured in a motor vehicle accident on the Golden Highway at Jerrys Plains on Monday afternoon.

Shortly after 3.30pm, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) dispatched a couple of choppers to the scene, near Wambo Street.

Traffic was affected in both directions as emergency services, a Crash Investigation Unit and council staff attended the incident.

According to a WRHS media spokesperson, a motorbike with a pillion passenger collided with the rear of a trailer, being towed by another vehicle.

The rider and their companion suffered severe injuries.

The duo, a 50-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman, was then treated and stabilised by NSW Ambulance paramedics and the WRHS critical care team.

Both patients were assessed and flown to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition.

After arriving at the scene, shortly following the first aircraft, the second helicopter returned to the WRHS base.

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