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Man is cut from car by fire crew after tree collision

By Nevin Farrell

Published 04/01/2016

A man has been cut from a vehicle following a crash near Belfast International Airport
A man has been cut from a vehicle following a crash near Belfast International Airport

A man has been cut from a vehicle following a crash near Belfast International Airport.

The one-vehicle collision happened on the Dublin Road in Antrim at just after 6.30pm yesterday.

The man, who is believed to be in his 60s, was freed by firefighters and taken to hospital after his car collided with a tree.

David Hayburn from the Fire and Rescue Service said three crews, two from Antrim and one from Ballymena, attended.

Police said the Dublin Road near Antrim town between Airport Road and Ballyarnot Road was closed due to the accident.

A Northern Ireland Ambulance Service spokesman said that it received a call around 6.40pm and was at the scene within eight minutes.

"A man was heavily trapped in the car and with the help of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service we got him freed and we took him to the Royal Victoria Hospital," said a spokesman.

A Belfast Health Trust spokeswoman said last night that the man was in a stable condition in hospital.

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