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Driver left with potentially ‘life-changing’ injuries following Saturday night crash

Police accident RTC night

A driver has been left with potentially ” life-changing” injuries following a collision in Gilford on Saturday night.

The two-vehicle crash occurred on the Banbridge Road, Gilford shortly before 11pm.

Police have this morning (Sunday) appealed for witnesses, or anyone with dashcam footage, to come forward.

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon local policing Inspector Tate said: “We received a report just after 10.50pm that two vehicles had collided on the road between Lawrencetown and Gilford.

“Officers attended alongside colleagues from Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue and Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

“The driver of one of the vehicles was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries which may be life-changing. The second driver suffered injuries which, at this time, are not thought to be serious.

“No other persons were in the vehicles at the time of the collision.

“The road, which was closed overnight, has since reopened.

“We would appeal to anyone who was in the area around the time of the collision last night who may have seen the vehicles involved, a black Ford Fiesta and a red Hyundai I20 Sport, to contact police.

“We would particularly appeal to anyone who may have dashcam or other footage available.

Please contact police on 101, quoting reference number 1665 of 09/03/24.

Alternatively, you can make a report online at

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