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Two teenage girls and man taken to hospital following Co Armagh collision

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Two teenage girls and a man in his 50s were taken to hospital following a serious two-vehicle collision earlier this morning (Tuesday).

The crash happened on the Plantation Road between Gilford and Lurgan shortly before 8am.

The road had been closed in both directions between the Ballynagarrick Road and the Manse Road but has since reopened.

The Air Ambulance, along with the NI Ambulance Service, were dispatched to the scene – the second such occasion in 24 hours locally.

A blue car and a while Audi were involved.

A NI Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said they received a call at 7.45am at Garrick Monor, Gilford.

Two appliances – one from Portadown fire station and one from Lurgan were tasked to the scene.

The spokesperson added: “Firefighters attended a two vehicle road traffic collision. There were three casualties.

“Two teenage girls were out of a vehicle on arrival of firefighters and another man in his 50’s was removed from a vehicle by firefighters using specialist equipment.

“All were taken to hospital by ambulance. The incident was dealt with at 8.43am.”

A spokesperson for Craigavon Area Hospital said the two teenager girls have since been discharged from hospital while the man in his 50s remains in a stable condition in hospital.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Police received a report of a two vehicle road traffic collision on Plantation Road, Gilford this morning at approximately 7.50 am.

“Three people were taken to hospital for treatment of their injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening at this stage.

“The road has reopened having been closed for a period of time.”

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