The scene at an accident on the Federal Highway  approximately 6km past Eagle Hawk yesterday.

The scene at an accident on the Federal Highway approximately 6km past Eagle Hawk yesterday. Photo: Melissa Adams

Four people were hospitalised after a serious crash on the Federal Highway north of Canberra last night.

Emergency services were called to the scene after a four-wheel-drive and a sedan crashed while travelling south near the intersection with Bungendore Road shortly after 6pm.

The male driver of the 4WD suffered serious spinal injuries and was taken to Canberra Hospital along with two other occupants.

ACT and NSW emergency services attend an accident on the Federal Highway approximately 6km past Eagle Hawk yesterday.

ACT and NSW emergency services attend an accident on the Federal Highway approximately 6km past Eagle Hawk yesterday. Photo: Melissa Adams

The sedan carried four occupants. One of the passengers was also taken to Canberra Hospital with minor injuries.

The crash caused extensive delays for Canberra-bound drivers after southbound lanes were closed for several hours. Traffic was later diverted through the northbound lanes, while northbound traffic took the Old Federal Highway. NSW Police are investigating the crash and witnesses are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.