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Pensioner and police officers injured after crash in Lisburn

A pensioner had to be cut from his car and two police officers were injured following a crash in Lisburn.

The incident happened on the Knockmore Road near the Ballinderry Road around midday.

A PSNI spokesman said: "The collision between a red Honda Jazz car and a police vehicle occurred at around midday.

"A man aged in his 70’s has been taken to hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life threatening at this time and two police officers have sustained minor injuries.

"The road was closed for several hours and has since reopened. Police would ask anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them at Lisburn on 101 quoting reference number 438 06/03/18."

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UUP MLA Robbie Butler at the scene of the crash on Knockmore Road. Credit: Robbie Butler/Facebook

UUP MLA Robbie Butler said: “Emergency services yet again had to respond to the scene with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service having to using cutting gear to help extract at least one casualty.

"Two vehicles were involved in the crash and the PSNI have cordoned the scene off to carry out further investigations.

“I find it intolerable that given the atrocious accident history at this now infamous junction we are still no closer to seeing traffic management upgrades to improve safety and vehicle flow.

“I use this junction almost daily and have witnessed many near-miss incidents that reinforce the necessity for action and not procrastination.

“I reiterate my continued call on all those responsible, Dept of Infrastructure, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, PSNI and the appropriate developers to deliver this life saving upgrade before we are dealing with further tragedy. I will be contacting all parties to demand that action is taken now.”

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