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Three people taken to hospital after serious four vehicle crash on Belfast to Bangor road

Emergency Services at the scene of a serious RTC on the A2 Bangor to Belfast road close to Station Road on May 21st 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Emergency Services at the scene of a serious RTC on the A2 Bangor to Belfast road close to Station Road on May 21st 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Mark Edwards

By Mark Edwards

Three people have been taken to hospital after a serious four vehicle crash on the A2 Bangor to Belfast Road.

Police closed the road after the serious accident at the Devil's Elbow at Seahill.

The road was reopened at around 10.30pm.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said it received a call about a four vehicle road traffic collision at 6.36pm.

Two rapid response paramedics and three emergency crews were sent to the scene.

Following treatment and assessment at the scene, three patients were taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital.

North Down DUP MLA Gordon Dunne said: "This is a very busy section of road and it reinforces the need for more road safety improvements to reduce the risk for all road users. Unfortunately we have seen a number of fatalities along the A2 Dual Carriageway over the last few years and I believe more needs to be done by DfI Roads to address ongoing concerns.

"I understand from speaking with local people and the PSNI that there were a number of people involved and some have unfortunately suffered injuries. I certainly trust they will all make a full recovery

"There was in fact another road accident yesterday (Tuesday) along the A2 at the Kinnegar junction at a Holywood which again highlights how busy and dangerous a road this is. There was significant diversions in place over the Craigantlet Hills on Tuesday following both of these accidents."

Alliance councillor Andrew Muir told the Belfast Telegraph: "That is an extremely dangerous stretch of road and there has been a number of fatalities there in the past.

"It is the most dangerous part of the A2, that stretch of road, and I think we need to have a road safety review in that area. There has been deaths on this stretch before and I just hope that is not the case in this incident."

DUP councillor Stephen Dunne said: "It is a very dangerous junction. It is a busy four lane carriageway and it has 45,000 vehicle movements every day according to the last traffic report."

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