Eight people have been injured in a mini-bus crash west of Tamworth.
About 7am on Monday the Hyundai Imax was travelling south on the Newell Highway, 5km north of Coonabarabran, when it left the road and struck a tree.
One passenger, a 31-year-old woman, was airlifted from the scene with serious spinal injuries.
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Another woman, 24, was taken by ambulance to Narrabri Hospital with spinal injuries.
Six others were taken to Coonabarabran hospital, before a 10-year-old boy and a 60-year-old woman were then airlifted to Orange Hospital with serious internal injuries.
The Newell Highway was closed until 2pm while investigations took place.