Man arrested over Co Antrim crash

Published Tuesday, 12 August 2014
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An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a two-vehicle road crash in Co Antrim that has left a teenage girl critically ill in hospital.

Man arrested over Co Antrim crash
A man has been arrested following the crash in Whitehead on Monday. (© UTV)

The collision between a black Hyundai Santa Fe and a blue Renault Clio happened on the Slaughterford Road in Whitehead shortly before 9pm on Monday night.

The male, who was believed to have been driving a third vehicle, a silver Vauxhall Corsa, at the time of the incident, was detained on suspicion of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily injury.

He is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

A 17-year-old girl, who is believed to have been a passenger in the Renault Clio, was taken to hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

A 39-year-old woman received minor injuries during the incident and was taken to a nearby hospital for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

A 17-year-old male was also taken to a nearby hospital for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

The Slaughterford Road reopened after it was closed on Tuesday morning.

Police would like to speak to anyone who saw the incident to contact them in Newtownabbey on the non-emergency number 101.

© UTV News
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