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One man taken to hospital following three-vehicle crash in west Belfast

The Emergency Services were called to the Andersonstown Road on Monday night following a collision involving three vehicles

A MAN was in police custody last night following a crash on Monday night in west Belfast.

Emergency services were called to the Andersonstown Road near Casement Park at around 8.35pm on Monday.

It is understood that a relative of Sinn Féin Policing Board member Gerry Kelly, who was in a red car, had to be cut from the wreckage following the collision.

Following assessment and treatment at the scene, he was taken to Royal Victoria Hospital and it is understood he was later discharged.

Photographs taken from the scene show Mr Kelly at the site after the crash.

Police said a man in his thirties, who was in one of the other vehicles, was arrested on suspicion of a number of driving offences. He last night remained in police custody.

In the aftermath of the crash, those living in the area took to social media to describe the scene.

One resident tweeted: "Mad car crash outside my apartment.... Man had to be cut from his mangled car."

Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them on 101.

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