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Cyclists injured near Eviron during racing event

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Police say an investigation is underway after multiple cyclists were injured during a cycling event on Sunday morning.

About 7.20am on December 6, emergency services were called to Eviron Road, Eviron, about 10km north east of Murwillumbah, following reports multiple cyclists had been injured during a cycling event.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District attended and were told a group of cyclists collided with a police motorcyclist who was conducting traffic duties for the event.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter arrived at around 8.15am. NSW Ambulance paramedics treated nine cyclists and the officer at the scene.

Six cyclists were taken by road ambulances to Murwillumbah and Tweed Hospitals with various injuries including fractures. A seventh male cyclist was treated by the Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team and was placed in a medically induced coma suffering multiple injuries including a head injury before being be flown to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.


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