A driver has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a collision between two vehicles on the NSW north-east coast.

Key points:The accident happened at about 6:30pm at a gas station in the village of BlacktownA woman suffered a minor injury to her arm and a man suffered a head injuryA 28-year-old man from Blacktown has been charged with driving with a suspended licenceA police helicopter is also on standby for any possible emergenciesThe crash happened near Blacktown, north of Alice Springs, about 6pm on Saturday.

The woman was taken to Alice Springs Hospital with minor injuries.

She is expected to make a full recovery.

Police said a 28-, 28- year-old- man from the town of Black Town was charged with careless driving and was due to appear in Alice Springs Magistrates Court later today.

Police helicopter was also on site at the scene.

“I think it’s a bit of a shocker for the area, but it’s not something that can be overlooked,” Inspector Andrew Kowalczyk said.

“We’re talking about a roadhouse, we’re talking of people going to work and coming home at night, so it’s obviously a very serious situation and it’s very upsetting.”

Roadhouse cinema was not in operation at the time of the collision, but will now close indefinitely.

The ABC understands the roadhouse was due back to its usual regular hours of 5.30pm until 5.50pm.

“Roadhouse is an independent cinemas that is operated by the Blacktown Council, and operates across the Alice Springs area,” a spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said the town’s primary focus is on supporting the town and the surrounding area.

“As part of this, we have worked with the council to ensure that roadhouse can operate at all times during daylight hours and we continue to work with the local community to ensure roadhouse is a safe and welcoming place for patrons and staff.”

A spokesperson for Blacktown council said the council would continue to support roadhouse.

“Blacktown Council is working closely with local councils across the region to provide the community with a safe, enjoyable and welcoming environment, and we are working closely to ensure Roadhouse remains open to patrons and residents,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

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