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Cyclist critical following crash - Byron Bay

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 03:50:56 AM

A cyclist remains in a critical condition following a crash on the state’s north coast yesterday.

About 12.30pm (Monday 3 July 2017) a 70-year-old man was riding his pushbike east on Bangalow Road, Byron Bay.

When he was about 650 meters from the intersection with Coopers Shoot Road the cyclist has come off his bike and impacted heavily with the road.

Emergency services were contacted and the man was treated at the scene before being airlifted to Gold Coast Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Officers from Richmond Crash Investigation Unit attended the scene and are conducting a full investigation into the circumstances that led to the cyclist falling from his bike.

Police are calling for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them at Byron Bay Police Station on (02) 6685 9499.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.