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Three rushed to hospital following serious RTC involving lorry

Three people have been rushed to hospital following a ‘serious’ road crash between Armagh and Portadown earlier this morning.

The incident involved a lorry carrying animal blood and a red car.

The Air Ambulance was swiftly dispatched to the scene shortly after 7.30am.

There were two people travelling in the car at the time.

The lorry, which was carrying hazardous material, crashed down the embankment close to Richhill Tyre Centre.

It is understood the building suffered some damage, with electricity knocked out due to the removal of a pylon.

A spokesperson for the NI Ambulance Service said it received a 999 call at 07:13 this morning, following reports of a two vehicle road traffic collision on the Portadown Road, Armagh.

Added the spokesperson: “Three Emergency Ambulance crews were dispatched to the incident. The Charity Air Ambulance was also tasked to the scene.

“Following assessment and treatment at the scene, three patients were taken to Craigavon Area Hospital by land ambulance.”

The condition of those involved remains unknown at this stage.

The road remains shut at present.

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