Two young motorcyclists seriously injured following two separate crashes
Two young motorcyclists are in a serious condition in hospital following separate crashes in Northern Ireland.
A 21-year-old male motorcyclist is in a serious condition in hospital following a crash with a car in north Belfast.
His green Peugeot motorcycle was in a collision with a silver Mercedes car in Donegall Park Avenue just before 9.45pm on Thursday.
The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service got the call at 9.41pm and sent a rapid response paramedic and an A and E crew.
An NIAS spokesman confirmed the man had suffered head injuries and was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital.
He has been taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are currently described as serious.
Inspector McBride said: "I would appeal to anyone who may have seen the motorbike or car in the area to contact Tennent Street Police Station on the non emergency number 101."
In a separate incident, a 20-year-old woman is being treated in hospital for injuries believed to be serious following a one-vehicle crash in Omagh.
Just after 1.35am this morning police came across the crash and part of the Clanabogan Road was closed.
The Northern Ireland Ambulance service took the woman to the South Western Acute hospital.
It has since reopened but motorists are advised to expect delays.
Anyone who may have seen this motorcycle, a black Honda, in the area is asked to contact Omagh Police Station on the non emergency number 101.