A man is fighting for life in hospital after a horrific early-morning crash at Broadmeadow.

He lost control of his blue Subaru sedan on Lambton Road and slammed into a pole outside Nineways Wholesale Cars just before 3.00am on Monday.

The 30-year-old  man, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was trapped for a short time before being freed and taken to the John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.

Police have set up a crime scene as investigations continue but say the car wasn’t involved in a pursuit.