Four people have been injured in a car crash at Raymond Terrace overnight.
At around midnight, a white Toyota Camry crashed into a pole on Parkway Avenue.
Four people, including two men, a woman and a teenage girl, were taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment.
A 53-year-old man is reportedly in a critical condition, while the 25-year-old driver will undergo mandatory blood and urine testing.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.