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Driver (30) critical after Co Fermanagh single-car smash

BY CLAIRE WILLIAMSON

A 30-year-old man remains in a critical condition in hospital following a serious single vehicle road crash in Co Fermanagh.

The accident happened shortly before 12.45pm yesterday on the Loughshore Road which is around 25 miles long and is the main road between Enniskillen and Belleek.

The crash involved a red Ford Fiesta and occurred just four miles from Enniskillen.

The road was closed for a large part of the day but reopened yesterday evening.

It is understood a young child was in the car at the time but was not believed to be injured.

The driver of the car is not thought to be from the area.

Local councillors have suggested that the accident happened in the Blaney area which is about a mile and a half from the Lough Erne Golf and Spa Resort where the G8 summit took place.

UUP councillor Alex Baird said: "There is a sad home somewhere and my sympathy goes out entirely to the driver of the vehicle.

"The Loughshore Road is quite a twisted road and there can be floodwater on it.

"If it happened around the Blaney area which is where I think it happened, it has been prone to flooding but it takes a lot of water for the road to become completely flooded."

He added: "My condolences go out to the family of the driver and I pray that he recovers fully."

DUP councillor Alison Brimstone said parts of the road are quite winding. She said: "It's the main road from Enniskillen to Belleek. Parts of it are quite bendy but it is very well travelled. I think the crash happened in the Blaney area."

DUP councillor Cyril Brownlee said he was aware of more accidents happening closer to the Belleek end of the lengthy stretch of road.

Police have issued an appeal for anyone who was travelling along the Loughshore Road when the incident happened or anyone who witnessed the accident to contact them immediately.

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