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Air ambulance lifts child to hospital following traffic accident

Two people, including a child, have been taken to hospital following an RTC.

The Charity Air Ambulance has lifted a child to hospital following a car crash in Ballymoney.

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service say they received a call at around 5pm yesterday (WED) after a crash involving two cars on the Gracehill Road outside Ballymoney.

The air ambulance took one child to hospital and an adult was taken to Antrim Area Hospital by ambulance.

A NIAS spokesperson said they received an emergency call at 5.03pm: "Information passed by the caller indicated that two vehicles were involved and that there was potentially five casualties including three adults and two children.

"NIAS despatched a Rapid Response Paramedic and three A&E crews to the scene. The Charity Air Ambulance was also tasked to the incident.

"Following assessment and initial treatment by the medical teams at the scene one person was taken to Antrim Area Hospital by ambulance and a child was transferred by Air Ambulance to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children."

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