Tuesday 20 March 2018

'Out-of-control' car ploughs into crowd of people, seriously injuring one

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At least six people have been injured after a car hit a crowd of people.

The incident occurred on the Apollo Road in south Belfast.

An NIAS spokesman said one person is "very seriously injured".

The five other people have sustained a combination of fractures and facial injuries.

"We got reports of a car going out of control [which] ploughed into a crowd of people," NIAS spokesman John McPoland told BBC Radio Ulster.

"We attended with seven A&E ambulances, a number of officers and a number of rapid response paramedics and we have taken six people away from the scene."

A PSNI spokesperson said: "A man in his 20s has been arrested at the scene and is helping police with their enquiries."

Police closed the Falcon Road in both directions. The car remains at the scene.

NIAS had earlier declared a major incident but this has since been stood down.

Belfast Telegraph

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