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Man taken to hospital after being knocked down on main road between Armagh and Portadown

An elderly man was struck by a car on the Dobbin Road in Richhill – the main road between Armagh and Portadown – earlier on Saturday afternoon.

Emergency services rushed to the scene – near the Fruitfield service station – shortly after 3pm.

A police spokesperson said: “Officers attended a road traffic collision on the Dobbin Road in Richhill today (Saturday) at 3.05pm, between a car and a pedestrian, alongside colleagues from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

“One man is being taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have dash cam footage, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 1179 of 16/10/21.

A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makearepor

An eye-witness told Armagh I: “The incident had just happened when we arrived on the scene.

”Police were tending to an elderly man on the ground. It wasn’t clear what had happened but the poor man was covered in blood.

“We’re just praying the man is okay but it looked like he had plenty of help, so fingers crossed he makes a full recovery.”

The incident follows a similar collision close by just 24 hours earlier. On that occasion the road remained open with the collision deemed “minor”, according to a separate eye-witness.

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