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Five taken to hospital after two car collision

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Five taken to hospital after two car collision thumbnailThis black Peugeot 308 was involved in a two car collision on the Drumnakilly Road, near Carrickmore, on Thursday of last week. Five people were brought to hospital. IB1941DB

A LOCAL councillor has contacted Transport NI to ask for the Drumnakilly Road, close to Carrickmore, to be re-assessed after a serious accident left five people needing hospital treatment.
The two car collision, involving a black Peugeot 308 and grey Peugeot 406, happened at around 7.30pm on Thursday night.
A 15-year-old girl, a 17-year-old girl and a 41-year-old woman were released by firefighters using hydraulic cutting equipment from one car. Ambulance personnel released a 17-year-old girl and a 22-year-old man from the other vehicle. It is understood their injuries are not life-threatening.
A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Ambulance said: "One Rapid Response Vehicle and five A&E crews attended. Following assessment and treatment at the scene, three patients were transported to Craigavon Area Hospital, and a further two patients were conveyed to the South West Acute Hospital."
Mid Tyrone councillor, Barry McNally, said it was "very fortunate we are not looking at a far more serious situation".
He added: "That said, there are a number of people injured as a result of this accident and I would like to pass on the thoughts of myself and the local community to those injured and wish them a speedy recovery. I also commend the emergency services deployed to the scene for their prompt response in dealing with this accident."
Continuing, Mr McNally said there has been multiple accidents on the road in question.
"I have been in contact with TransportNI in recent days to ask if additional safety measures can be assessed for the road in question," he said. "This particular stretch of road has seen numerous accidents in the past, so an assessment of additional safety measures is needed.
"I know there have been a number of measures introduced in recent times, but we must look collectively at making this road safer for all users."
Police are appealing for witnesses to contact Omagh Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1157 of the 4/5/17.
Appeal
Meanwhile, police are also appealing for witnesses following a two vehicle road traffic collision on the Tattyreagh Road, Omagh.
 PSNI Constable Holmes said it was reported that between the hours of 2am and 2.30am on Sunday, April 30, a black Mercedes 320 Elegance and silver Toyota Picnic were involved in the collision.
 "As a result of the collision three people were taken to hospital for treatment to injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening and a 24-year-old male was arrested following the collision. He has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
 "We are appealing to anyone that may have witnessed this collision to contact police. In particular, we are appealing for information regarding a black Mercedes 320 Elegance, thought to have been in Fintona which was travelling back to Omagh along the Tattyreagh Road shortly before the collision.
"Police would also like to speak to anyone who may have seen a male wearing a blue checked shirt, blue jeans and brown shoes with dark hair walking into Omagh who may have been covered in mud.
 "Anyone that could assist with this investigation can contact Omagh Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 191 of the 30/04/17. Or, alternatively if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and  speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111," he said.

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