Port Stephens police probe cause of early morning Raymond Terrace car crash

Police continue to investigate the cause of a collision between a moving and parked car in Raymond Terrace which left a man with a serious leg injury.

Police said the 25-year-old man was injured when he lost control of the Mitsubishi Lancer he was driving along Beaton Avenue in the early hours of the morning on Friday, August 7.

The Lancer hit a Mitsubishi Delica that had been parked on the opposite side of the road.

Such was the force of the impact that the Delica was propelled 15m up an incline while the Lancer spun 180 degrees, coming to rest in the northbound lane.

The impact caused the front of the Lancer to compress, trapping the driver. Port Stephens SES and Raymond Terrace Fire and Rescue were called to release the trapped driver.

His passenger escaped the accident with minor injuries. Both were taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment. The driver was placed in an induced coma due to the severity of the injuries sustained.

Port Stephens police said investigations into the cause of the accident are continuing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.