About 1.30pm on 28 June 2021 a 50 year old Mullumbimby man riding his bicycle on Argyle St Mullumbimby collided with a truck being driven in the same direction.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked the township of Mullumbimby with reports from scene that the male cyclist had serious injuries.
Local Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Services attended the location and commenced treatment of the male before road transporting him to the Brunswick Heads football ground where the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and Critical Care Medical Team rendezvoused.
The 50 year old male was treated and stabilised by the Critical Care Medical Team. Due to the nature of his injuries the male was placed into a induced coma and provided life support before being flown direct to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition suffering a head injuries and traumatic injuries.
‘He was airlifted to Gold Coast Hospital where he remains in Intensive Care in a serious but stable condition,’ a Police spokesperson told The Echo today (2 July, 2021).
As a precaution, the 68 year old male truck driver was taken to Byron Bay Hospital for mandatory testing of blood and urine.
‘The truck driver and independent witnesses have been spoken to by Police. The injured man is to be interviewed upon his recovery to ascertain the cause of the collision,’ said the police spokesperson.
Police are appealing for any dash cam footage of the incident or the cyclist prior to the incident. Contact the Byron Bay Police Station on 6685 9499 or contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.