A nasty seven-vehicle pile up on the M1 at Cowan last night has seen 10 people injured, a number of whom are from the Central Coast.
The crash happened just south of the Hawkesbury River Bridge shortly before 10pm.
It's believed three vehicles were involved in the initial crash, while four others were then impacted.
A 58 year old woman from Gorokan, a 50 year old man from Woy Woy, and a 63 year old woman from Copacabana were among the injured.
While it's emerged Newcastle Knights prop Pauli Pauli was also hurt in the crash, suffering hip injuries and is recovering in Gosford Hospital.
One man, aged 66, was critically injured and taken to Royal North Shore, but is now listed as stable after undergoing surgery overnight.
More details to come...