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Accident: A car which crashed onto the rocks at the Portaferry Road in Newtownards yesterday

Accident: A car which crashed onto the rocks at the Portaferry Road in Newtownards yesterday

Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Accident: A car which crashed onto the rocks at the Portaferry Road in Newtownards yesterday

Three people - including a child - have been taken to hospital after a car left the road it was travelling on and crashed into Strangford Lough.

The incident happened on the Portaferry Road yesterday at around 1.35pm.

The car was travelling on the road, just outside Newtownards, when it left the carriageway and entered the sea.

A PSNI spokesperson said the three occupants of the car were able to exit the vehicle and were taken to hospital for a check-up.

It is understood one of the people in the car was a child and passing motorists stopped after seeing the incident and helped them to safety.

The ambulance service also attended the scene.

Following the incident the car was eventually removed from the water. The Portaferry Road was closed for a short period but has now reopened.

Belfast Telegraph


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