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Two taken to hospital after Dungannon street incident

TWO people have been taken to hospital following a three-vehicle collision in Scotch Street in Dungannon earlier today.

One of those injured was transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, while the second has been taken to Craigavon Area Hospital.

The incident was reported at 10.36am when it is understood that a vehicle collided with two other vehicles and the two men who were on business in the area were injured.

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A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said that the incident had been attended by two emergency response crews, two rapid response paramedics and the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance.

No details of the extent of the injuries of the two people are available.

Scotch Street remains closed off and the PSNI have urged motorists to avoid at the area as an investigation into what happened is ongoing.

Initial reports suggested that a stolen car may have been one of those involved in the incident. Police are also understood to be looking at the possibility that the handbrake may have failed on one of the vehicles involved.

Sergeant David Cochrane said that they were looking into the cause of the collision and would be keen to hear from anyone who was in the area and saw what happened or who may have captured dashcam footage. He added that officers can be contacted at Dungannon police station by calling 101, quoting reference 548 03/06/19

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