Man suffered serious injuries as car crashed into house

A man suffered serious injuries after a car collided with a house in south Derry last week, the PSNI have said.

Police are appealing for information and witnesses following what they described as a serious two-vehicle road traffic collision on the Five Mile Straight, Maghera.

Sergeant Wilson said: “At approximately 8.10pm on Friday, 5th August, officers attended the scene after a car had collided with a property in the area.

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“The driver of the vehicle was trapped and injured, requiring hospital treatment for his injuries which are now believed to be serious.

Five Mile Straight

“Thankfully, the homeowner avoided injury as a result of the collision – but extensive damage was caused to his property."

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The PSNI are seeking to locate two men who are believed to have fled from a Range Rover that was found damaged at the scene.

“A black Range Rover Evoque at the scene was also significantly damaged but there was no one in the vehicle on officers’ arrival.

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“We understand two males were witnessed fleeing from the Range Rover Evoque which had been reported as stolen from a property on the Coolnasillagh Road, Maghera earlier that evening.

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You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

A report can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via

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