Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Six-year-old boy fights for his life after crash

A six-year-old boy is fighting for his life in hospital after a serious car crash in Co Armagh.

The boy sustained serious head injuries when two vehicles were in collision near Loughgall.

He was rushed to the intensive care unit at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital, where a spokesman has described his condition as "critical" .

Three other adults, two men and a woman, were also hurt in the crash which happened on the Red Lion Road between Loughgall and Portadown.

All three were taken to Craigavon Area Hospital where they were treated for serious but not life threatening injuries.

This morning a hospital spokeswoman said they were in a "stable" condition.

The smash happened shortly before 7.15pm last night.

The Red Lion Road was closed overnight and was expected to remain closed between the Battlehill Road and Red Lion Crossroads for much of today.

Motorists were advised to use an alternative route as police to carried out their investigations.

A PSNI spokesman urged witnesses to the crash to come forward.

Meanwhile an elderly woman was taken to hospital with a knee injury after a three-vehicle accident in Co Down last night.

The crash happened on the main A2 road between Belfast and Holywood at about 9.30pm.

And the High Bangor Road in Donaghadee was closed for a time this morning because of another minor accident.

Police were also advising motorists to slow down today because of icy conditions on the roads. A PSNI spokesman said parts of North Down, namely the A2 main Belfast to Bangor Road were particularly poor.

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