Road users in the Manchester area may wish to take into consideration the potential dangers of the highways and take extra care when driving. An accident in October involving just one car resulted in five people being injured, while a separate road traffic incident left another three people hurt. The incidents resulted in road closures and police investigations into the cause of the single car accident has included an appeal to the public for any witnesses to provide further information.
The accident on Mahon Road in Portadown involving a silver Renault left two men seriously injured and another three people requiring treatment. According to police, the car came off the road, went through a fence and flipped onto its roof after the driver lost control. Most of the injured were taken to Craigavon Area Hospital, but one of the men was admitted into the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. Witnesses to the incident have been asked to either call the police in Lurgan or contact Crimestoppers, where they can provide the information anonymously.