MYSTERY: Information needed after man seriously hurt

UPDATE, Tuesday, 11am: POLICE have renewed calls for information after a Goonellabah man was found on a road with mysterious injuries.

Police have confirmed the man's injuries were non life-threatening, but it's still not clear how he was hurt.

Richmond Police District officers were called to Shearman Drive in Goonellabah after they received reports of a man lying unconscious on the road about 5.40am on Monday.

When they arrived, police found the 49-year-old Goonellabah man with injuries to his face and head.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated him at the scene before transporting him to Lismore Base Hospital.

It's understood his injuries were serious, but not life-threatening.

He was that afternoon transferred to Gold Coast University Hospital by the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

In a statement, police said they still don't know what led to the man being injured.

They have urged anyone with information about the incident, or anyone who may have dash cam footage from the area, to contact local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


UPDATE 3.10pm: POLICE have urged anyone with information about a man's mysterious injuries to come forward.

Richmond Police District Inspector Russell Ewing said police and paramedics were called to a Goonellabah address about 6am today.

There, a 49-year-old man was found on the road, injured.

"That male was treated at the scene before being taken to Lismore Base Hospital," Insp Ewing said.

The man was later flown to Gold Coast University Hospital.

Insp Ewing said it was "unknown" how the man received his injuries.

Police are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information about the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at


Original story: A MAN is being treated for serious injuries in a mysterious incident earlier today.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was this afternoon tasked to transfer a man from Lismore Base Hospital to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

In a statement, the helicopter service said the 49-year-old man had suffered head and chest injuries.

"Details on how the injuries happened were not provided at this time," the statement said.

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said they had earlier been called to Goonellabah, where a man in his late 40s had been found with serious injuries.

The spokesman said the patient was laying on the road and would not or could not get up.

Police were called to the scene.

"He was bleeding from his face and back of the head," the spokesman said.

He said the man had a fractured elbow, "abrasions all over his body" and was initially taken by ambulance to Lismore Base Hospital in a serious condition.

Richmond Police District crime prevention officer senior constable David Henderson said it was not known how the man sustained the injuries.

He urged anyone with information about the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at

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