Two people killed and one injured on roads

Police accident
Police accident

Two people have been killed and one seriously injured as a result of road traffic incidents in recent days.

A woman whose car collided with a building in Enniskillen on Thursday died today as a result of her injuries.

Yvette Lunney, who was in her 40s, was the driver of a car that struck the property in Belmore Street.

Ms Lunney’s family have said her organs will be donated for transplanting to help others live.

Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA Tom Elliott expressed his condolences to Ms Lunney’s relatives.

In Co Armagh, a man was killed when a tree fell on a van on the Keady Road on Thursday.

A woman who was also in the vehicle was taken to hospital where she is described as being seriously ill.

The incident took place shortly before 4.50pm close to the Beech Hill crossroads.

The female casualty was taken to Craigavon Area Hospital by ambulance but was later transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

Police closed the road between the Ballyards Road and the Ennisclare Road for several hours while forensic accident investigators examined the scene.

Ulster Unionist councillor Mavis Eagle lives close to where the Co Armagh tragedy occurred.

She said her thoughts were with the family of both the man who died and the injured woman, saying it was a “freak” accident.

“The would always be trees down in the area if it’s been a windy night, but never just on an ordinary day. I’ve never known that to happen,” councillor Eagle said.

The Keady incident comes just weeks after a tree fell on a van, killing a motorist in Lisburn.

However, unlike the Keady fatality, the death on Lisburn’s Hillsborough Road occurred during a period of stormy weather and high winds.

An overnight tree-felling programme in the city has been taking place over a number of weekends since the man was reported to have died on January 15.