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Two women taken to hospital following serious head-on collision in Armagh

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Two women were rushed to hospital following a serious head-on collision in Armagh on Tuesday evening.

The crash, involving a Vauxhall Insignia and a Nissan Qashqai, happened on the Battleford Road around 6.50pm.

One of the drivers involved was a woman in her 70s. A woman in her 30s, believed to be a passenger in the other vehicle was also badly injured.

One eye-witness told Armagh I a man was arrested at the scene.

Police have appealed for witnesses, and anyone who may have been travelling along that road at the time, especially those with dashcams.

Constable Phil Orr said: “At around 6:50pm, it was reported that a silver Vauxhall Insignia and a red Nissan Qashqai were involved in the incident.

“Two women, one woman aged in her 70s and one woman aged in her 30s were taken to hospital for injuries not believed to be life threatening.

“Enquiries are continuing and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have dash-cam footage available from the incident to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 1829 27/08/19.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people to speak up and stop crime.”

A spokesperson for the NI Ambulance Service said: “The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 18.46 on Tuesday 27 August 2019 relating to a two vehicle RTC at Battleford Road, Armagh.

“NIAS despatched two emergency crews and one Rapid Response Paramedic to the scene.

“Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, one patient was transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast and another patient was transferred to the Craigavon Area Hospital.”

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