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Woman dies after bus and car crash in Co Antrim

The scene of a serious crash between a bus and a car on the Moneynick Road outside Randalstown. Picture by Alan Lewis, Photopress

A 56-year-old woman has died following a crash between a bus and a car in Co Antrim last night.

A Translink Goldline express bus and the car were involved in a collision on the Moneynick Road between Toomebridge and Randalstown at around 2.45pm yesterday.

The bus was carrying around 20 passengers at the time and the woman was the driver of the car.

Part of the M2 remained closed last night. Diversions were in place around Randalstown.

A Translink spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that an incident has occurred...near the junction of the Moneynick Road and Gloverstown Road involving a car and the 1.30pm Goldline 212 coach service travelling from Derry~Londonderry to Belfast".

 

"Emergency services attended the scene," she said.

"There were approximately 20 passengers on board the service and an onward bus transfer was arranged.

"A Translink investigation is underway."

She said Goldline 212 services were operating despite the diversion.

"Passengers intending to board at Toome are advised to use the bus lay-by on the Toome side of the Drumderg roundabout," she said.

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