Sunday 24 September 2017

Pedestrian killed in horror crash after 'trailer broke free from vehicle'

The PSNI have appealed for information
The PSNI have appealed for information

Jonny Bell

A pedestrian in Northern Ireland has been killed in a horror crash near Warrenpoint, Co Down.

It happened on the Rostrevor Road on Wednesday morning. Eye witnesses at the scene said it looked like a trailer had broken free from a vehicle.

The road remains closed and diversions are in place between Well Road, Springfield Road and Moygannon Road.

Motorists have been advised to avoid the area and seek alternative routes for their journey.

Former SDLP MP Margaret Ritchie offered her condolences, she said: "I am greatly saddened to hear of the news of a local man who tragically lost his life.

"I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased following this heart-breaking incident."

She added: "This tragedy once again highlights the dangers that we face on our roads and it always poignant for people to die as a result of car accidents.

"I would urge everyone to take due care whilst on the road. Not enough credit is given to our emergency services who so often have to deal with the terrible aftermath of road traffic collisions. They must have our full support and sympathy in times such as these."

Belfast Telegraph

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