John Renshaw Drive has been reopened following a serious accident this morning at Buchannan.

At least eight ambulances and two helicopters were called to the three-car-accident just before 10am where a 55-year-old woman was trapped in her vehicle before being freed by the Cessnock  volunteer rescue squad. She’s been flown to the John Hunter Hospital by the region’s Westpac Rescue helicopter with serious leg injuries

A mother, her two children and two adults were also taken to hospital. They’re all reported to be in a stable condition with non life-threatening injuries.