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Appeal for information after young woman injured in hit and run collision in Ballymena

Damaged silver car

A young Ballymena woman has been left shaken following a hit and run collision which occurred on the Cushendall Road in the Rathkenny area.


The woman was travelling home from work on Tuesday evening, 6th June, when an oncoming black car travelling around a bend in the road is reported to have hit the silver Peugeot, damaging the wing mirror and shattering the driver side window.


The incident occurred on McGregor's Corner between Wilson's of Rathkenny and Donnelly's shop.



Aerial map of Rathkenny area of Ballymena.

The driver of the black car did not stop following the incident.


The young woman sustained cuts and lacerations, and was subsequently taken to the Emergency Department at Antrim Area Hospital for treatment.


The woman's husband has appealed for help in identifying the other vehicle describing it as a "medium sized black car". He said:


"My wife was driving home from work through Rathkenny and was travelling on the Cushendall Road, between Wilson's of Rathkenny and Donnelly's.



"There was a black car, though we are unsure of the model, coming round the bend and travelling on the wrong side of the road. The other vehicle hit my wife's car but didn't stop and drove on.


"There was several cars behind the black car so we are hoping they may have got details from the number plate."


Broken window on silver car
Woman’s wounded arm

Commenting, a spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said:


"Police received a report of a hit and run road traffic collision which occurred in the Cushendall Road area of Ballymena around 6.20pm on Tuesday, June 6.


"Enquiries are ongoing."


In recent weeks four other hit and run collisions have been reported to Love Ballymena.


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