Belfast Telegraph

Pensioner and two police officers injured in Lisburn crash

By Staff Reporter

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

The incident happened on the Knockmore Road near the Ballinderry Road yesterday.

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 70s 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," the spokesman added.

Ulster Unionist MLA Robbie Butler said: "Emergency services yet again had to respond to the scene, with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service having to use 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."

Mr Butler continued: "I reiterate my continued call on all those responsible, Department of Infrastructure, Lisburn and 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."

Police have asked anyone who witnessed yesterday's collision to contact them at Lisburn on 101, quoting reference number 438 06/03/18.

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