Man In Hospital After Crash In Newtownards

A man and woman have been hospitalised in separate incidents on County Down roads this morning, Wednesday 18, as Storm Diana sweeps the region causing treacherous driving conditions.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service were contacted shortly before 8.20am with reports of a crash between a car and a motorcycle on the Movilla Road, Newtownards.

A rapid response paramedic and an emergency ambulance attended the scene, and one man was sent to the Ulster Hospital for treatment.
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Within the hour, the Ambulance Service was called out to a separate incident on the Cardy Road in Carrowdore.

It is understood a car burst into flames.

After receiving treatment at the scene, one woman was transported to the Ulster Hospital.

As the area bares the force of the strong weather, PSNI Ards issued a warning on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon that Main Street, Carrowdore is closed due to a fallen tree.

The roads service are in attendance near Strangford College.

The police also warned drivers that the sea is starting to breach onto the A20 Portaferry Road which should be avoided if possible.


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