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Two people cut from car and rushed to hospital following serious crash in Armagh

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Two people were cut from a car and rushed to hospital following a serious two-vehicle collision in Armagh on Sunday evening.

The crash occurred on the Hamiltonsbawn Road, close to Orangefield Drive, shortly after 8pm last night.

Emergency services rushed to the scene where firefighters were forced to cut open one car to release two casualties.

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters attended a road traffic collision involving two cars on the Hamiltonsbawn Road in Armagh.

“Cutting equipment was used to remove two casualties from one car, who were then taken to hospital by ambulance.

“There was one casualty in the second car, who was out of the car when firefighters arrived.

“He was checked on scene by ambulance staff and was not taken to hospital. The incident was under control by 9:45pm.”

Fire crews from Armagh and Dungannon attended the scene.

A spokesperson for the Ambulance Service (NIAS) said: “The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 20.19 on
Sunday, August 18 relating to a two vehicle RTC at Hamiltonsbawn Road, Armagh.

“NIAS despatched two emergency crews to the scene. Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene two patients were transferred to Craigavon Area Hospital.”

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