Nine teenage girls were in a car when it crashed on a rural property in Buckaroo near Mudgee leaving one 14-year-old girl in a critical condition.
Police were told a Toyota Prado containing nine people travelled to a property off Edgell Lane, near Ulan Road, Buckaroo, shortly after 1pm.
Their failure to return raised concerns for their welfare later that afternoon.
The car, which appeared to have rolled a number of times, was located by a neighbouring landowner in a paddock about 3.15pm.
One of the nine teenage girls was ejected from the vehicle and was found with life-threatening injuries lying near the vehicle.
The 14-year-old girl was airlifted to Westmead Children’s Hospital and remains in a critical condition.
The other eight occupants managed to escape the vehicle when it came to a rest and all suffered varying degrees of injuries, none of which are life threatening.
Orana Mid-Western Police District officers attended the crash and established a crime scene
Police launched an investigation into the circumstances of the crash. Police expect the examination of the scene could continue for some hours.
Police have reminded the public any information would be treated in strict confidence and not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.
ALSO MAKING NEWS: