Northern Ireland

One person taken to hospital after Toome crash

Sunday’s crash happened a day after a police officer and pedestrian were injured by a car skidding on ice in Portglenone

Police have named the man killed in the crash in Co Antrim as Alan Doherty
Police have urged motorists to take car as icy conditions are expected to continue in parts of the north in the coming days. (Niall Carson/PA)

One person has been taken to hospital following a crash in Co Antrim.

The single-vehicle collision happened shortly before 10.30am on Sunday at Roguery Road in Toomebridge.

Police closed the road as emergency services arrived at the scene.

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said one emergency crew was despatched to the area.

“Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, one person was taken by ambulance to Antrim Area Hospital,” they added.

The road was reopened to traffic on Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened after police on Saturday urged drivers to take precautions following reports of “collisions and black ice across the Antrim and Newtownabbey District”.

On Saturday, a police officer and a pedestrian were injured when they were struck by a car that skidded on ice in the Ballymacombs Road area of Portglenone shortly after 9.35am.

Both were taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment to injuries not believed to be life-threatening, and police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

PSNI Mid-Ulster Chief Inspector Beverlie Reid said: “I wish both our police officer and member of the public a speedy recovery.”

She added: “Icy conditions are to be expected over the coming days across Northern Ireland and we would like to take this opportunity to advise road users to exercise caution when on the roads.

“Stopping distances increase greatly when weather conditions are poor, so slow down and leave a bigger gap between your vehicle and the vehicle in front.”