By Q Radio News
Police are appealing for witnesses following a six-vehicle road traffic collision on the Clarkhill Road in Castlewellan yesterday evening, just after 7pm.
Sergeant Morrison said: “The collision was reported just before 7.05pm.
“Officers attended, and the driver of one of the vehicles was transported to hospital, where he was checked for injuries and subsequently discharged.
“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this collision, or who may have captured dash cam footage, to contact officers on 101 quoting reference number 1772 of 14/07/20.”
📷 Police are appealing for witnesses following a six-vehicle road traffic collision on the Clarkhill Road in Castlewellan yesterday evening, just after 7pm.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) July 15, 2020
The driver of one of the vehicles went to hospital, where he was checked for injuries and subsequently discharged. pic.twitter.com/klSYx6cJtW
Local South Down MLA Colin McGrath has said there will need to be a full investigation by PSNI and Transport NI into a serious car accident near Castlewellan:
“The images from the aftermath of the incident near Castlewellan are truly horrific. It looks more like a bomb-site that a traffic accident.”
As I understand it only one car was moving and its impact has caused the destruction of a number of vehicles and property in the area.
This is a serious incident and will need fully investigated by PSNI. I will be speaking with senior officers to ensure this is fully examined and a thorough explanation provided.
Local residents have been complaining for years that speeding traffic in the area could cause death or damage and this is what local people have had to witness tonight. An absolutely shocking event on their doorsteps.”