Dark coloured Astra hit sisters - police

Conor with his sisters Fiona and Oonagh before the hit and run incident
Conor with his sisters Fiona and Oonagh before the hit and run incident

Police believe that a dark coloured Vauxhall Astra car was involved in the hit-and-run collision in which two Portadown sisters were injured earlier this summer.

Portadown have reissued their appeal for information about the crash on Moy Road outside Portadown on Saturday, June 27.

The collision occurred around 7.30pm and involved the two female cyclists and a dark coloured car. The car was reported to have struck both cyclists before leaving the scene without stopping. Both cyclists sustained injuries which required medical treatment.

PSNI Constable Rodgers said, “Following our enquiries, we believe the car may have been a dark coloured Vauxhall Astra which may have lost a passenger side wing mirror in the collision.

Constable Rodgers said: “We are keen to take this investigation forward and we would ask anyone with information to contact us in Mahon Road on 101, quoting ref: 1147 270615.”

Fiona (25) and Oonagh Murphy (28) were cycling less than a mile from Scotch Street when the car came driving past and hit Oonagh sending her flying off her bike.

Oonagh, who is a young doctor and due to start work at Craigavon Hospital soon, was badly injured.

The sisters’ brother Conor recently made an appeal for witnesses to come forward. He said, “My sister sustained horrific life-changing injuries (damaged nervous system, broken bones, deep lacerations, etc) on Saturday night 7.41pm June 27.

“They were smashed into at high speed by a hit and run driver on the Moy Road, Portadown at 0.7 miles past the Scotch Street filling station, heading towards the Moy.”

He said Fiona was left unconscious in the middle of the road with blood pouring out of her head, face and body.

Conor believes the car was seen on the Garvaghy Road ten minutes before the incident at 7:31pm near the entrance to the Public Park and it then made its way up the Garvaghy Road then onto the Moy Road.