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Three people hospitalised after collision in Armoy

By Staff Reporter

Three people were rushed to hospital for treatment yesterday afternoon following a three-vehicle crash outside Armoy.

A car and two motorcycles were involved in the incident, which happened on the A44 Hillside Road in the small north Antrim village.

The Hillside Road is a busy main road running from Armoy to Ballycastle.

It forms part of the Armoy Road Races, which start later this week.

Many motorcyclists took to the road yesterday to ride round the course before the the event gets under way.

Three ambulance crews attended the crash scene to help the injured yesterday.

An Ambulance Service spokesman said two people were taken to the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine, and the third victim was rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, where their condition was described as stable last night.

No information was available about the condition of the two people admitted to the Causeway Hospital.

Local councillor Cara McShane said: "There are a couple of bad bends on that road. It's a busy road - especially on a Sunday, with tourists visiting the Glens or heading for Ballycastle."

The Hillside Road was closed last night as the PSNI investigation into the collision got under way.

Diversions were in place northbound via Dry Arch and southbound by way of Lagge Road.

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