A woman was airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition this morning (Wednesday) after a motor-vehicle crash in Byron Bay overnight.
In a separate incident man injured when a car hit a tree on Sugar Bag Road, near Tabulam, has been airlifted to Lismore Base Hospital.
NSW Ambulance told local media the woman in the Byron accident was a passenger in a car that crashed on Skinners Shoot Road just after midnight.
A Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter spokesperson said the woman was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.
She was taken to Byron Bay Hospital l in a critical condition from where she was flown by helicopter to Gold Coast University Hospital.
The Byron Bay accident comes just days after police issued a plea for drivers on the north coast to abide by seatbelt laws.
On March 22 police said the Tweed-Byron Local Area Command had the fifth highest number of drivers in the state pulled over for not wearing seatbelts.
In the two years to from 2013, 1185 cases were identified in the LAC.
Richmond LAC was also on the list at number 10, with 924 cases identified over the same period.