AN Air Ambulance has taken one person to hospital following an incident at Market Road in Ballymena on Wednesday morning which involved a kerbside collection vehicle.
It is understood the incident happened beside a skip at the Chapel Roundabout end of the street.
Bryson Recycling said in a statement: “There was an incident this morning involving one of our kerbside collection vehicles.
“Collections in this area may be impacted as a result of this incident and we will endeavour to make collections in the coming days. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.”
Air Ambulance leaving the scene of a accident on Market Road Ballymena….The Road is now sealed off… pic.twitter.com/ILPFQ5dHht
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A PSNI spokesperson said: “Motorists are advised to avoid the Market Road in Ballymena which is closed following a road traffic collision this morning. Please seek alternative routes.”
The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) confirmed it was tasked to the scene on the Market Road around 9.44am on Wednesday.
One emergency crew and a doctor were sent to the scene.
A NIAS spokesperson said the person had been taken to hospital.
“Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, one patient has been airlifted to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast,” the spokesperson said.
The air ambulance used the area of Kenbaan House on the Broughshane Road.
Mid & East Antrim Borough Council said on their website: ‘Red & Black Box Collections
‘Bryson bin collections within the Ballymena area have been interrupted today – any affected collections will hopefully be collected before Friday. Any kerbies not collected within this period will result in a double up collection next week.
‘For more details about missed red and black box collections please contact T: 028 9084 8494 or via Council at: E: firstname.lastname@example.org