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Woman in her 20s left fighting for her life after car crash in Co Antrim

By David Young

A woman in her 20s was fighting for her life in Antrim Area Hospital last night after she was critically injured in a road traffic accident near the village of Cargan.

The accident took place on the Glenravel Road at about 5pm.

Ambulance Service medics rushed to the crash scene where they gave emergency medical assistance to the woman, who is believed to be from the Cushendall area.

It is understood her white Hyundai car left the road and rolled down a steep embankment, coming to rest on its roof.

Mid and East Antrim Sinn Fein councillor Paul Maguire said that the spot where the accident happened was a known danger zone.

"I've been campaigning for a safety barrier to be installed there for more than four years," he said.

Mr Maguire recently received a written response from Transport NI saying that there was no money for a safety barrier at the site.

"It was the same response I'd been given four years ago," he said .

"What do I do now? I want an urgent meeting with the Roads Minister - but there isn't one.

"Who do I raise this matter with now? Danny Kennedy should get back to his desk and start dealing with these serious road safety issues."

Mr Maguire said police were considering sending for a helicopter to take the woman to hospital, but the plan was ruled out due to the difficult terrain.

The Glenravel Road remained closed last night.

PSNI Inspector Nick Sturdy appealed for any drivers who were travelling on the Glenravel Road at the time and witnessed the crash to contact police at Ballymena on the non-emergency number 101.

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