Northern Ireland

Westlink crash: Three in hospital after six-vehicle crash

Image caption There were long delays on the Westlink, M2 and M3 as a result of a six vehicle crash on Wednesday morning

Three people have been taken to hospital after a six-vehicle crash on the Westlink in Belfast.

The collision, involving two lorries and four other vehicles, happened at about 04:00 GMT on Wednesday.

Those injured in the crash are in a stable condition in hospital. The vehicles have been removed and the Westlink has reopened.

Image caption Motorists experienced severe delays during Belfast's rush hour

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) sent three emergency crews and a doctor to the scene.

Image caption Parts of the motorway were closed in the wake of the accident

Paramedics took the injured to Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital.

NIAS spokesman John McPoland said: "We are aware that the road conditions have been very, very bad overnight and we would ask people to continue to exercise caution when they are driving."

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