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‘Worrying scene’ following two-vehicle collision at notorious accident black spot

William Irwin Ardress

Two cars collided at an accident black spot in what was described as a “worrying scene” earlier today (Christmas Eve).

The collision, involving a Range Rover and Ford Fiesta, happened at Ardress crossroads – the latest in a series of similar accidents at the junction.

DUP Assemblyman William Irwin MLA, who has long campaigned for improved safety at the crossroads, has spoken of his concern once again.

Mr Irwin said the accident was a “worrying scene” and wished both drivers speedy recoveries.

“This is yet another accident at the cross roads at Ardress and it further highlights just how problematic and dangerous this junction is in terms of road safety,” he said.

Adding: “Despite numerous warning measures installed including signage and other systems on the approaches, drivers on occasions fail to stop and then collide with drivers in vehicles who have the right of way.

“There have been some very very serious accidents as a result and this is yet another worrying scene.

“I will be raising this matter again with the Transport NI officials however it remains of vital importance that drivers exercise care when approaching this junction and heed the warning signs to stop.

“I wish those involved in this latest accident a speedy recovery.”

At least one person was taken to hospital but there were no reports of any serious injuries.

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