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A man was airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition following a head-on collision near Murwillumbah on Friday.

Emergency services were called to Cane Road, Tygalgah, near the intersection of Tumbulgum Road, following reports of a collision at about 6:30am.

Police say a Holden Jackaroo 4WD and a Suzuki Baleno were travelling in opposite directions along Cane Road when they collided.

A 59-year-old man who was driving the Holden sustained a laceration to his head while a 37-year-old man was trapped inside the Suzuki for almost an hour.

He was released from the car by personnel from the Volunteer Rescue Association and airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition with leg, pelvis, head and facial injuries.

A crime scene was established at the intersection and examinations of the scene conducted by police.

Police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command are continuing their investigations into the circumstances surrounding the collision.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.


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