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Emergency crews work in adverse weather conditions to assist lorry driver after M2 collision

Images: NIFRS

Emergency Services rushed to the scene of an overnight road traffic collision involving an articulated lorry which left the road near Antrim Area Hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning, 10 January.


Crews from Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS), assisted by police and ambulance service colleagues attended the scene of the accident on the M2 motorway shortly before 5am


Two Fire Appliances attended the incident - one from Antrim and one from Ballymena.





A spokesperson for NIFRS commented:


"The crews used manual handling techniques and a ladder to remove the casualties to safety.


"There was an excellent team effort by everyone involved, especially in the adverse weather conditions."



Casualties were handed into the care of ambulance service crews.


This morning as daylight arrived PSNI Roads Policing urged drivers to drive with care due to the wet weather conditions.




A spokesperson said:


"Heavy rain overnight has led to a build-up of surface water on many roads across Northern Ireland today.


"Motorists are reminded to drive carefully and at lower speeds bearing in mind the impact of this weather on stopping distances and braking."



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