Two airlifted to hospital in 24 hours

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter are on scene of an accident 16km west of Casino. Photo supplied.

Last night the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to a single vehicle accident near Kyogle. A 22yr old female reportedly suffered suspected spinal injuries and was flown to Princess Alexandra Hospital In Brisbane.

This was followed by the air lifting of a 83 year old male to Lismore base hospital this afternoon following a car and truck accident 16km west of Casino on the Bruxner Highway. He is in a stable condition with a chest injury. Police, ambulance and the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter attended the scene at 1.40pm this afternoon. 

The road is clear and open.

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