Man helped after accident

Man helped after accident

8 November 2017

MEMBERS of the public and the emergency services rushed to the assistance of a driver who crashed his car in Market Street on Monday afternoon.

The man, believed to be in his 70s and travelling alone, was approaching the Irish Street junction at the top of Market Street when his Jaguar car mounted the pavement, knocking over several steel bollards before hitting a traffic light and coming to a stop.

Staff from the Ulster Bank and people in the area at the time rushed to help the man and were concerned by a burning smell coming from underneath the rear of the vehicle which was damaged during the incident.

They gained access to the car and were joined by an off-duty fireman who spent time talking with the driver who remained in the car until the emergency services arrived. The man was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital.