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One person rushed to hospital following collision at Loughgall crossroads

Police accident

A person was rushed to hospital following a two-vehicle collision in Loughgall earlier this morning (Tuesday).

The incident happened around the Ardress crossroads shortly after 8.30am.

A spokesperson for the NI Ambulance Service said: “NIAS despatched one Emergency crew and one Rapid Response Paramedic to the scene.

“Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, one patient was transferred to Craigavon Area Hospital.”

The PSNI said: “Police received a report of a two vehicle traffic collision in the Summerisland Road area of Loughgall this morning. There were no serious injuries reported.”

DUP MLA William Irwin said it was concerning that yet another accident has occurred at this crossroads.

Mr Irwin said he is worried that despite multiple warning signs highlighting the junction, vehicles continue to fail to stop and collide with oncoming traffic.

“Firstly I wish those involved in this latest collision a speedy recovery from any injuries sustained,” he said.

William Irwin Ardress

William Irwin MLA at a previous collision at Ardress Crossroads

“This has been a constant source of concern for residents who live in the vicinity of the junction and indeed for regular users of the road who feel at risk due the prevalence of accidents.

“There have been many discussions and meetings on site with Transport NI officials, residents and public representatives and also a lot of additional signage and warnings installed. This has included recently the introduction of a speed limit, yet still the collisions continue, it really is a worrying issue.

“I will again raise this matter with Transport NI and ask the questions as to what other measures can be introduced to help ensure people stop at the crossroads and do not simply drive straight through as has been the case on so many other occasions.

“The introduction of ramps to physically slow traffic should be fully assessed as an effective intervention to help stop these now routine collisions occurring.”

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