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Injured in hospital after Fermanagh and Down car accidents

By Joanne Fleming

Emergency services attended two serious road traffic collisions in counties Fermanagh and Down last night.

A one-vehicle incident took place at the Drumguff crossroads on the Lisnaskea Road between Lisnaskea and Derrylin shortly before 9.30pm.

A woman was taken to the South West Hospital with serious injuries. The road was closed.

Shortly beforehand, there was a serious two-vehicle collision on the Portaferry Road outside Newtownards.

It is understood there were three casualties involved in this crash, with one taken to hospital.

This road was also closed.

Forty-eight people have died on Northern Ireland roads this year so far. By August 1 last year, there were 34 deaths.

Two soldiers were killed near Cullybackey at the start of the month. Lance Corporal David Gwilt and Rifleman Dale Harris, both 24, served with the Lisburn based 2nd Battalion The Rifles.

Niall Murphy (19), from Newry, and Joan Connor (67), from Drogheda, also died this month after two cars collided in Newry.

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