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Pensioner had to be cut free from vehicle

Three people, including a pensioner and two young children, were taken to hospital after a collision on the Blaney Road in Crossmaglen on Friday.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service today (Monday) confirmed that they had responded to the report, which involved a car and an oil tanker, just after 3pm on Friday.

Firefighters had to use hydraulic cutting gear to release a 77-year-old woman from the car.

Two young children, who also sustained injuries, were out of the car by the time the Fire Service had arrived on the scene.

NIFRS confirmed: “All casualties were taken to hospital. Fire crews from Crossmaglen and Newry stations attended the incident.”

The extent of the injuries could not be confirmed at this time.

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