Damage caused to railway bridge after collision

Firefighters tackling the blaze on the Ballypalady Road. Pic by Chris McCormick.
Firefighters tackling the blaze on the Ballypalady Road. Pic by Chris McCormick.

Emergency services were tasked to the scene of a collision in the Ballyclare area on Saturday, September 8.

It is understood firefighters responded to the incident on the Ballypalady Road at around 10pm.

Detailing the incident, a Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) spokesperson said: “Firefighters were called to a car on fire following a one-car road traffic collision. “Firefighters extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire appears to be deliberate.”

The incident was dealt with at 10.44pm.

A Translink spokesperson added: “We can confirm a car hit a railway bridge along the Ballypalady Road, Doagh, on September 8.

“The railway line was closed from approximately 10.35pm – 11.50pm while safety inspections were carried out.

“Minor damage was caused to the bridge and normal services were able to resume once the line reopened.”