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Elderly passenger dies after Clabby road crash

By Angela Rainey

Published 26/04/2016

An elderly man who was a passenger in a car has died following a single vehicle road accident in Co Fermanagh
An elderly man who was a passenger in a car has died following a single vehicle road accident in Co Fermanagh

An elderly man who was a passenger in a car has died following a single vehicle road accident in Co Fermanagh.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident involving the Vauxhall car when it crashed on the Drumcor Road in Clabby on Sunday.

The crash happened shortly before 7.15pm.

The 89-year-old male passenger was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries but died later.

A post-mortem examination will now take place to determine the precise cause of his death.

The cause of the crash is not yet known.

The victim's name has not been released.

Research statistics showed that the police area with the highest crash death toll in 2013-14 was Co Fermanagh.

Sixteen people were killed on Fermanagh's roads over those two years.

The figures indicated alcohol and speed were the biggest cause of crashes.

The latest fatality brings this year's road death toll to 17.

That is compared to 23 fatalities at the same time last year.

The worst month to date this year has been January when eight people lost their lives on the roads.

Last year 74 people died, more than 700 were seriously injured and almost 9,000 were hurt.

While the trend is for falling road fatalities, the number of injuries has been rising over the past few years.

Police are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the Drumcor Road in Clabby at around the time of the fatal collision and who has any information to contact officers in Enniskillen on the non-emergency 101 number.

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