Two men injured in fireball crash

Scene of the crash on the Banbridge Road, Tullylish this morning
Scene of the crash on the Banbridge Road, Tullylish this morning

Two men were taken to hospital following a two vehicle crash near Gilford this morning.

Three fire crews attended the scene and while the two men were out of their vehicles by the time rescue services arrived, one car was on fire.

It is understood the men received treatment for injuries sustained in the crash which happened on the Banbridge Road, Tullylish.

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said they had received a call at 6:53am to a two vehicle road traffic collision on Thursday morning.

“Two fire appliances from Banbridge Fire Station and one Fire Appliance from Lurgan Fire Station were deployed to the scene. Two males were out of their vehicles prior to the arrival of Fire Crews and one car that was alight was extinguished. Hydraulic cutting gear was used during the incident to make the vehicle safe.

“Both men were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment to their injuries by colleagues from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

“The incident finished at 7:20am and the incident has been passed through to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.”

A PSNI spokesperson said: “The collision, involving a Renault Megane and Toyota Corolla, occurred around 6.50am. Emergency services attended and two people received treatment for injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.”