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Pictured: Scene of Magherafelt crash involving drink driver

Three people were injured in the crash. Credit: PSNI Magherafelt Facebook
Three people were injured in the crash. Credit: PSNI Magherafelt Facebook

Police have shared dramatic pictures of the scene of a crash involving a drink driver in Magherafelt.

Posting on social media, PSNI Magherafelt said they don't know how there was not "multiple deaths" after a jeep ploughed into the car, which then hit a wall in the town on Tuesday night.

Three people in the car at the time were hospitalised with "significant injuries", while the driver of the jeep, who was more than double the legal limit, was uninjured.

"So once again we have crews spending hours dealing with the consequences, multiple ambulances and paramedics treating the injured, hospital beds filled with the drink driver’s handywork and numerous lives impacted by his actions," a PSNI spokesperson said.

"We need to get back to the stigmatising of those who drink and drive, the mind-set of those who think it’s OK to drink and drive has to be broken."

Pictures from the scene show the mangled wreck of the car, with its front end crushed on impact with the wall. The jeep was flipped onto its roof in the collision.

"It’s not OK to go the pub after work for a few jars then drive home. It’s not OK to drive drunk during the school run," the spokesperson added.

"It’s not OK to drive after you have been drinking. It’s not OK to sit back and ignore someone who's been drinking leaving the pub and driving home."

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