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Friday, April 23, 2021

Patient transported to Belfast Royal following serious Ballycastle RTC

A patient has been transported to the Belfast Royal Victoria hospital by helicopter after an earlier RTC in Ballycastle.

The incident was reported shortly before 5pm this evening on the Whitepark Road, with emergency services dispatched to the scene including NIAS, PSNI and local Coastguard units.

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A patient with serious injures was transported by road to nearby Causeway Hospital, where they made a further journey by air, with the assistance of Rescue 199 Prestwick, to the Belfast Royal Victoria hospital.

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It’s understood other casualties were involved, but their condition is not known.

A spokesperson for NIAS said:

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“NIAS dispatched two Rapid Response Paramedics, three emergency crews, one doctor and two ambulance officers to the incident. The PSNI and Coastguard also assisted in the incident.

“Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, one patient was transported to Causeway hospital initially before being transferred onwards to Belfast by coastguard helicopter with a HEMS crew on board.”

No further details are available at this time, BUT the road remains closed.

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