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Pregnant mum taken to hospital after car smash near school

Updated: May 16, 2023

A damaged Nissan Qashqai vehicle.

A young mum who is heavily pregnant with twins was taken to hospital after a vehicle allegedly slammed into the back of her car on Church Road, in the Gracehill area of Ballymena on Monday afternoon (15 May).

It is alleged the driver of the other vehicle failed to stop at the scene after causing extensive damage to the young woman's Nissan Qashqai. Police did not comment on the nature of the collision.

A two-year-old child, the woman's daughter, was also in the vehicle at the time of the collision.

The woman was on her way to collect her son from a local primary school when another vehicle was in collision with her car.

A member of the woman's family took to social media to appeal for help to identify the other driver involved, saying the vehicle had been hit and the driver did not stop.

She continued:

"Doctors are with her now doing tests to make sure her and babies are ok, before going to hospital. I'm appealing for anyone in the area at Gracehill around school time with dash cam can you please check."

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said:

"The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 15:08 on Monday, 15 May 2023 following reports of an RTC in the Church Road Area, Ballymena.

"NIAS despatched an Emergency Ambulance and a Rapid Response Paramedic to the incident.

"Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, one patient was taken to Antrim Area Hospital by Ambulance."

The PSNI have not confirmed the events of the collision yet, however a police spokesperson told Love Ballymena:

"Police attended the scene of a two-vehicle road traffic collision in the Church Road area of Gracehill today, Monday 15th May, shortly after 3pm.

"Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting 1300 15/05/23."


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