Thursday 24 May 2018

Two men die in separate road crashes

PSNI (stock photo)
PSNI (stock photo)

Lesley Anne McKeown

A man aged in his 40s has died following a road crash in Derry, and another man in his 70s has died following a separate crash in Co Fermanagh.

The PSNI has confirmed that a man, aged in his 40s, died following a two vehicle crash that happened on the Clooney Road in Derry at approximately 12.50am on Sunday.

A man aged in his 50s and a woman aged in her 50s were taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

Inspector Smyth said a silver coloured Ford Ka and a grey coloured Peugeot 308 were involved in the incident.

"I would ask anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the cars in the area to contact Strand Road Police Station or the Collision Investigation Unit on the non-emergency number 101," he said.

The Clooney Road re-opened to traffic on Sunday afternoon.

The crash in Fermanagh took place on the A3 Cavan Road close to Newtownbutler on Saturday afternoon.

The road has been closed on both sides of the border.

A man in his 70s died in the crash. No further details have yet been released.

Motorists are advised to expect delays in the area and to find an alternative route if possible.

Meanwhile in Co Down one person has been injured in a serious road crash.

Police said the crash close to Ballywalter on the Ards Peninsula happened at about 4.50pm on Saturday afternoon on the Dunover Road.

It is understood that the car caught fure. A local farmer went to the aid of the driver.

Press Association

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