Five in hospital after Ewingsdale Rd crash

UPDATE, 3.40PM: Tweed Byron Police Inspector Greg Jago said at this stage it appears the crash was caused by an east-bound 4WD crossing onto the incorrect side of the road and colliding with a west-bound van.

Diversions were put in place to maintain traffic flows and the highway is now open again with traffic flowing normally.


UPDATE, 3.25PM: FIVE of the six people involved in the Ewingsdale Rd crash in Byron Bay have been taken to hospital.

Only one person didn't require hospitalisation.

NSW Ambulance media said all five patients were transported in a stable condition to Tweed Heads District Hospital via road ambulance.

An ambulance spokesperson said one patient suffered chest and abdominal pains, another had leg injuries and two reported chest pains.


ORIGINAL: EMERGENCY services are responding to a head-on collision on Ewingsdale Rd in Byron Bay.

A spokesperson from NSW Ambulance media said they received a call at 1.50pm to reports of a collision involving two cars.

The spokesperson said at this stage it appears six people may have been involved.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has not been tasked.

Fire and Rescue NSW are also on scene as well as with police.

A spokesperson for Fire and Rescue NSW said it appears no one has been trapped in the crash and there have been no serious injuries.

More information to come.

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