Firefighters cut 24-year-old woman from car after M1 crash near Dungannon

Police block access to M1
Police block access to M1

Firefighters used cutting tools and hydraulic equipment to free a 24 year-old woman from a car which crashed on the M1 motorway on Friday morning as icy conditions caused chaos for motorists.

During a five hour period, police received reports of 10 road traffic collisions along the motorway between Dungannon and its junctions with Tamnamore and Loughgall.

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) said crews were called to a collision involving one car close to Stangmore at 6.50am.

“One female was heavily trapped”, the spokesman continued. “A 24 year-old female was taken to hospital by ambulance.”

Speaking to the TIMES, a PSNI spokesman said: “Between the hours of 5am and 11am this morning, Friday 27 February, there have been 10 RTCs reported to police on the M1, particularly between Dungannon and Loughgall. NIAS attended the report of a one vehicle RTC at approximately 6.40am. One woman was treated for non life threatening injuries.”

A female with non life threatening injuries was also taken to hospital after a collision at 7.30am. No other injuries were reported.