A teenage driver is receiving treatment in the John Hunter Hospital after spending the night trapped in his crashed car at Murrays Beach.
It's believed the 17-year-old's car left the Pacific Highway yesterday before it went down an embankment.
The crash wasn't discovered until this morning with the young man only freed at around 10.30am.
Paramedics say he may have been trapped for close to 24 hours.
He remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital with arm and leg fractures.