FOOTAGE of a shocking incident where a car tumbles over at high speed into a garden in a small housing estate between Portglenone and Rasharkin has emerged.
The pictures were supplied by Bannside TUV councillor Stewart McDonald on Wednesday.
The councillor said: “The video footage showing a car strike a wall at the small development on the Townhill Road, Portglenone, before going on to hit another car and end up tumbling across a garden should serve as a wakeup call to us all.
“What if a child had been out playing in what they had every right to expect was a safe space? We could, so easily, be talking about a life lost.
“Back in November, I received confirmation from Road Service that there would be a stopping-up for Mount Pleasant. I hope that this can be progressed urgently.
“I would appeal to everyone to slow down in the area at all times but to take special care during the frosty weather when the roads can be treacherous.
“There is a need for everyone to take heed to the warning which this film provides. Otherwise a tragedy is only a matter of time.”
A PSNI spokeswoman told ‘Ballymena Daily’: “Police received the report of a two-vehicle road traffic collision in the Mount Pleasant area of Portglenone on the afternoon of Saturday 22 February.
“The report was received at around 1pm.
“Officers attended the scene along with colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.
“Two people – the driver and passenger of one of cars – were taken to hospital for treatment to injuries.
“Police would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have captured dash cam footage, to get in touch on 101 quoting reference number 830 of 22/02/20.”
A spokesman for the Ambulance Service added: “We received a 999 call at 12.58 on Saturday following reports of an RTC at Mount Pleasant, Portglenone.
“NIAS despatched two emergency crews to the scene.
“Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, two patients were taken to the Antrim Area Hospital.”