Lorry and bus collide in spate of crashes  

Connie Duffy


Connie Duffy



A spate of road accidents, including one which involved a lorry and a bus and saw the closure of the A5 for several hours yesterday (Tuesday), has prompted a renewed call for pressure to be applied on those objecting to the development of the proposed dual carriageway project to "wake up and smell the coffee".

It came from the chairman of Fermanagh Omagh Police and Community Safety Partnership (PSCP), Cllr Allan Rainey, who warned the past two days had witnessed 'close shaves' and it was only a matter of time before something more drastic happened. He said if this occurred those same objectors would have their conscience to deal with.

The first accident was reported on Monday when police in Omagh attended the scene of an incident at Beltany Road between Omagh and Newtownstewart after a lorry was reported to have shed part of its load which collided with another vehicle. There were no reports of any injuries, however, a van was badly damaged.

A 39-year-old man was arrested in relation to the incident and and assisted officers with their enquiries, police said. The road was closed for a short time.

On Monday afternoon police received a report of a one vehicle collision on the A4 carriageway around two miles from the Ballygawley Roundabout at around 1.35pm.

Full story in this week's Tyrone Constitution...

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