Two die in latest fatal crash

Latest fatal accident
Latest fatal accident

Northern Ireland yesterday witnessed another two fatal road crashes, causing three deaths.

The most recent accident took place last night, on the Milltown Road, south Belfast, when a motorcycle was in collision with a Volvo car close to a petrol station at around 8pm.

The motorcyclist and driver of the car were both killed.

The road was closed last night with the police appealing for information.

That crash followed an accident just before 9am on the Moneymore Road, Magherafelt, Co Londonderry, which claimed the life of a 51-year-old woman.

The PSNI said a red Peugeot and a white Nissan Qashqai were involved in the incident, and another female was taken to hospital after suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

Yesterday’s accidents came after 48-year-old motorcyclist Mark McClements, from the Whitehead area, died after his bike collided with a car in Carrickfergus on Monday night.

Also yesterday, in addition to the fatal crashes, two children were taken to hospital after a pair of unrelated traffic accidents.

In one of them, a six-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle at Newtownabbey’s Carnmoney Road. His condition was described as stable last night.

Meanwhile, the Foyle Road in Londonderry was closed after an accident involving a girl, believed to be aged 12.

Her condition was unknown last night.