Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Rush hour misery for commuters as road blocked by overturned car

By Christopher Woodhouse

Published 11/08/2015

A car is removed from the Westlink near the Grosvenor Road off-slip following this morning's accident
A car is removed from the Westlink near the Grosvenor Road off-slip following this morning's accident

Morning commuters faced long delays yesterday after a car overturned on the busy Westlink road in Belfast.

The accident happened near the Grosvenor Road offslip in the west of the city during the morning rush hour.

It blocked two lanes of the carriageway.

Police and the Ambulance Service attended the scene where the car was sitting on its roof in the middle of the second lane of the carriageway.

A fence by the side of the road, one of the busiest throughfares in the city, was damaged in the incident.

In a still picture (below) taken from a Trafficwatch NI camera, which monitors the motorway, police officers and an ambulance can be seen at the crash site with debris strewn across the road.

A later image shows the blue Fiat hatchback with its front smashed and windows missing, covered in oil.

There were long delays while the badly damaged vehicle was removed on the back of a recovery lorry.

It's not yet known how the car overturned.

However, it is believed that there was only one person in the vehicle at the time.

There were no reports of any fatalities as a result of the crash.

Belfast Telegraph

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph