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A cyclist remains in a critical condition following an accident in Byron Bay yesterday. But police are now unsure of whether he collided with a car, as was earlier reported.

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

When he was about 650 meters from the intersection with Coopers Shoot Road he came 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.

Original report: The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance to attend the scene of a crash between a vehicle and a cyclist around midday on Old Bangalow Rd near Byron Bay.

The helicopter landed in a nearby oval at Byron Bay.

Helicopter paramedics reported the 71-year-old male cyclist was in a critical condition, with significant treatment required at the scene by the helicopter medical crew.

The patient has now been transported by helicopter to Gold Coast University Hospital.

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  1. Not good news. Byron, generally speaking, is unsafe for pedestrians and cyclists. It has almost no traffic control measures. Only 2 crossings, none in front of schools, and dont get me started on the death trap traffic island on Ewingsdale Road


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