Woman critical after Mullumbimby bus crash

Twelve people were injured, one critically, when this Happy Coach bus ran off Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby on Saturday night (June 23). Photo Sophia Marles

A woman was critically injured and 12 people were hospitalised after a Happy Coach bus left the road and hit a tree at Mullumbimby on Saturday night (June 23).

There were 16 passengers on board when the bus crashed off Main Arm Road at Mullumbimby at 10.55pm.

Emergency services, including the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, attended the scene with 12 passengers taken to hospitals around the district.

The helicopter service reported it was not required despite the critical condition of one of the victims.

Police advised one of the passengers, a 28-year-old woman from Darlinghurst, was in a critical condition in Lismore Base Hospital with spinal, chest and facial injuries.

According to the hospital, her condition has since stabilised.

Five passengers were taken to Tweed Hospital, three were taken to Lismore Base Hospital, and four were taken to Byron Central Hospital.

The 56-year-old driver returned a negative roadside breath test. Inquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Mullumbimby Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:


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