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Cyclist suffers major injuries in collision with lorry

By Amanda Ferguson

Published 24/07/2015

A bicycle that was crushed under the wheels of a lorry following an accident in west Belfast yesterday
A bicycle that was crushed under the wheels of a lorry following an accident in west Belfast yesterday
A bicycle that was crushed under the wheels of a lorry following an accident in west Belfast yesterday

A cyclist is in a stable condition in a Belfast hospital after suffering major injuries during a collision with a lorry.

The 29-year-old man was struck by a lorry on the Falls Road at the junction with the Donegall Road in the west of the city at around 4.25pm yesterday. Traffic was diverted for a time as a police investigation got under way.

A PSNI spokesman said the man was understood to have suffered serious injuries.

"We were called at 4.25pm to a man on a bike being knocked down by a lorry at the junction of the Falls Road and Donegall Road. He was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital," the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said.

Last night a Belfast Health and Social Care Trust spokeswoman told the Belfast Telegraph the cyclist was in a stable condition at the RVH.

The senior investigating officer, Inspector Murphy, has appealed for witnesses to contact police by calling 101.

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