A woman has been critically injured after a bus left the road and hit a tree west of Byron Bay overnight, NSW Police say.
There were 16 passengers on board when the bus crashed off Main Arm Road at Mullumbimby at 10.55pm (Saturday 23 June 2018).
Emergency services, including the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, attended the scene with 12 passengers taken to hospitals around the district.
Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District have been advised one of the passengers, a 28-year-old woman from Darlinghurst, is in a critical condition in Lismore Base Hospital with spinal, chest and facial injuries.
Five passengers 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.