Crew from RTE injured as car ploughs into six people during filming

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
The scene of the crash
The scene of the crash

Six people have been injured, including members of an RTE crew, after an out-of-control car ploughed into them yesterday evening.

Members of a production crew from RTE were among those injured in the collision near Boucher Road in south Belfast.

The injured include production crew staff and extras who were working on an episode of a new crime series for RTE 2, they have confirmed.

Emergency services rushed to the scene following the incident at approximately 8.30pm. 

According to the BBC, seven ambulances were sent to the crash scene and transported six people to hospital.

Two of those injured are said to be in critical condition. The others are believed to be stable in the Royal Victoria Hospital.

A 24-year-old man was arrested but has since been released on bail.

Witnesses described the vehicle involved as being 'out on control' before the horror collision. 

Images from the scene show the silver hatchback after it had ploughed through a fence. 

The TV crew were in the process of setting up equipment when the accident occurred.

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) spokesman John McPoland said it was immediately declared a "major incident".

"We got reports of a car going out of control [which] ploughed into a crowd of people," Mr McPoland told BBC Radio Ulster.

"We attended with seven A&E ambulances, a number of officers and a number of rapid response paramedics and we have taken six people away from the scene.

"People have a mixture of injuries including fractures and facial injuries."