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Teenage girl discharged but two remain critically ill after crashes

The scene of the crash on the Moy Road, outside Dungannon
Mairead Holland

TWO people remain critically ill following separate road crashes in the Bangor and Dungannon areas in the early hours of Sunday morning.

One is a 19-year-old girl and the other a man in his 30s.

The teenager was the driver of a Fiat Grand Punto which crashed on the Ballycrochan Road in Bangor shortly after 3.30am.

Two other teenage girls who were in the car remain in hospital and another has been discharged.

Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses.

A spokesperson said: “We would like to speak to anyone in the Ballycrochan area near to the Ballycrochan park between 3am and 3.30am, as they may be able to assist with our enquiries.

“We would also appeal to anyone with dash cam footage at that time to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 371 16/6/19.”

The second crash took place on the Moy Road, around two-and-a-half miles outside Dungannon, shortly after 5am.

The man, who is believed to have been driving, sustained serious injuries when the silver BMW X5 car he was in struck a tree.

The road was closed in both directions at its junctions with the Old Moy Road and the Culkerran Road for most of Sunday.

A police spokesperson said: “Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who was in the area and saw the incident or who may have dash-cam footage available to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 458 16/06/19.”

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