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Almost six months after it happened, a woman has been charged following investigations into a serious crash near Byron Bay.

About 11am on Thursday 25 October 2018, a Suzuki Vitara and Suzuki Swift collided head-on on Myocum Road at Ewingsdale.

The driver of the Vitara, a 32-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the Swift, a 19-year-old Mullumbimby woman, was taken to The Gold Coast University Hospital with serious injuries, including a fractured spine and sternum.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District and the Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Following extensive inquiries, the 32-year-old woman was arrested last Sunday morning.

She was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where she was charged with a total of 21 offences, including drive under the influence of drugs, dangerous driving, cause bodily harm by misconduct and possession of prohibited drugs.

The Harrington Park woman was given bail to appear in Byron Bay Local Court on 27 June 2019.

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