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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Man in critical condition after crash involving tractor and lorry

A male, aged in his 60s, is in a critical condition following a two-vehicle crash.

Police have launched an investigation into a collision involving a tractor and a lorry on the Curr Road near Omagh, Co. Tyrone. The incident occurred yesterday (Saturday, January 23rd).

In a statement, a spokesperson for Police Service Northern Ireland, said:

“The collision involving a tractor and a lorry, which took place near the junction with the Killadroy Road, was reported to police at around 12:50 pm. A man is his 60s was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.”

“Police are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the Curr Road on Saturday and who witnessed the collision, or captured any footage on dashcam, which could assist the police investigation to contact local officers in Omagh on 101 quoting reference 736 of 23/01/21.”

“Police are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have dash cam footage of the collision.” the spokesperson concluded.

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Quad bike accident

Meanwhile, last month, a man died from injuries sustained in a quad bike accident in Co. Antrim.

The road traffic collision occurred in Ballycastle on Sunday, December 20th.

The male, aged in his forties, was hospitalised after the crash. He later passed away at Royal Victoria Hospital, where he was treated for head injuries.

In a statement, shortly after the accident, a PSNI spokesperson said: “The collision was reported to police shortly before 3:50 pm on Sunday. It was reported the man came off a quad bike on Ballyvennaght Road.”

“He was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries, but he sadly passed away in hospital yesterday afternoon.”

Appeal for witnesses 

Inspector O’Brien is appealing to anyone who may have been on the Ballyvennaght Road and saw the man on the bike prior to when the collision was reported to police, or has dashcam footage, to get in touch.

“We are working to establish exactly what occurred and would ask anyone with information to call 101, and quote reference number 1202 of 20/12/20.” O’Brien concluded.

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