Man rushed to hospital after car drives through stone bus shelter in Craigavon ‘like it was made of sticks’

A 35-year-old man was rushed to hospital after a car ploughed through a bus shelter in Craigavon.

Wednesday, 25th August 2021, 3:19 pm

Emergency services, including the NI Ambulance Service and the NI Fire and Rescue Service as well as the police attended the incident last night on the Drumgor Road.

According to the NI Ambulance Service the man was taken to Craigavon Hospital.

The PSNI said the man was arrested and released on police bail following the incident.

Scene of a one vehicle Road Traffic Collision at Drumgor Road, Craigavon on Tuesday night August 24.

One woman called Jacky, who was driving by, spotted the vehicle which had crashed into a tree.

She described it as the ‘worst car crash’ she had seen.

“Thank God the driver is still alive,” she said, adding that she couldn’t tell what kind of car it was as it was so badly damaged.

“It went straight through a stone bus stop like it was made of sticks,” said Jacky, praising the emergency services for attending the scene so quickly.

“I was driving towards the car on the opposite side of the road, having just picked my son up from work and we were on our way home.

“Two fire appliances got there about two minutes after the ambulance and the police right after them.

“That car would never have been seen if we hadn’t have seen him crash. The car was on the edge of the ditch right under that big tree.”

A PSNI spokesperson said: “A 35 year old man was arrested following a report of a one vehicle road traffic collision which occurred at the Drumgor Road area of Craigavon on Tuesday 24th August.

“At around 11:10pm, it was reported that a grey Chrysler Voyager was involved in the incident.

“One man was arrested and subsequently released on police bail following the incident.”

A spokesperson for the NI Ambulance Service said: “The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 23.08 on Tuesday, 24 August 2021 following reports of an incident on the Drumgor area of Craigavon.

“NIAS despatched one Emergency crew to the scene.

“Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, one patient was taken to Craigavon Area Hospital.”

A spokesperson for the NI Fire and Rescue Service said it sent two Appliances from Lurgan Fire Station.

She said: “Firefighters were called to a scene of a collision between a vehicle and a tree on the Drumgor Road on Tuesday evening.

“One man was out of his vehicle prior to the arrival of firefighters and was left in the care of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

“The incident was dealt with by 11.40pm.”

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