Pensioners hospitalised after RTC

Rathcoole Drive. Pic by Google.
Rathcoole Drive. Pic by Google.

A man and a woman, both in their 80s, were rescued by firefighters after a road traffic collision on Monday, February 6.

The Times understands the incident took place at approximately 10:20pm.

Detailing the rescue, a Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) spokesperson said: “NIFRS responded to a single car RTC at Rathcoole Drive in the Rathcoole area of Belfast.

“Firefighters employed manual handling techniques to release a woman and a man, both in their 80s from the vehicle.

“They were taken to hospital by ambulance for assessments. Fire crews from Glengormley, Central and Whitla stations attended the incident.”