Pedestrian dies after collision with lorry


A male pedestrian has died after being involved in a collision with a lorry.

A PSNI spokesman said the Glenavy Road where the accident happened has since reopened - but will be closed again from 7pm to 8pm this evening to facilitate police to carry out a reconstruction to help determine the circumstances of the collision.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area and take an alternative route if possible as some delay is expected.

Anyone who was travelling on this road this morning who may have witnessed this RTC is asked to contact police at Lisburn / Collision Investigation Unit at Sprucefield on 101.

Earlier a spokesman for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said they received a call about the collision at the Glenavy Road at 7.30am today.

He said an A&E crew were taken sent to the scene.

The pedestrian was the 72nd person to be killed on Northern Ireland’s roads this year.

This time last year 77 people had died on Ulster’s roads.