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Lisburn man dies after car crashes into a roundabout

By Laura Abernethy

Published 16/09/2015

Police at the scene of the fatal road crash in Dunmurry yesterday
Police at the scene of the fatal road crash in Dunmurry yesterday

A community is in shock after a man was killed in a car crash in west Belfast yesterday, an MLA has said.

The victim, who is believed to be in his 40s and from the Lisburn area, was driving the car which crashed into a roundabout at about 12.20pm.

Police said that it was a single-vehicle collision.

One witness said that it was fortunate that no other cars were involved.

Another witness said the car had been travelling on the wrong lane of the Stewartstown Road shortly before the accident happened.

The victim's silver Toyota Auris crashed into McKinstry roundabout, which connects the Stewartstown Road, McKinstry Road and Creighton Road near Twinbrook. Local people tried to help the victim but it is believed he died at the scene.

West Belfast Sinn Fein MLA Jennifer McCann said: "The local community is shocked and saddened by the death of a man in a car crash at the McKinstry roundabout in west Belfast.

"I would like to express my sympathies to the family and friends of this man.

"I would also take the opportunity to praise the actions of local people who tried to help the man until emergency services arrived.

"Every death on our roads is one too many. Sadly this is the third in one day."

Roads towards the roundabout were closed as emergency services attended the scene but were reopened yesterday afternoon.

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