Four adults and a child rushed to hospital following serious crash in Toome

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A man, woman and 10-year-old child had to be removed from their car by firefighters following a serious two car collision in Toome.

A 39-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were able to get out of their car unaided, but all casualties had to be taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment to their injuries.

It is understood two cars were involved in the crash on the Hillhead Road, Toomebridge last Tuesday [Feb 16].

Firefighters from Maghera and Magherafelt were called to the scene at around 4.25pm.

A statement said: “NIFRS responded to a road traffic collision involving two cars at Hillhead Road in Toomebridge, Magherafelt. “Firefighters employed manual handling techniques to release a 40-year-old woman, a 22-year-old man and a 10-year-old girl.

“A 39-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were self-rescued. All casualties were conveyed to hospital by ambulance. Fire crews from Magherafelt and Maghera stations attended the incident.”