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Man critically ill following a road crash close to Belfast International Airport in Aldergrove, Co Antrim

Published 20/11/2016

Police at the scene following a road crash close to Belfast International Airport on Saturday afternoon. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Police at the scene following a road crash close to Belfast International Airport on Saturday afternoon. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

A man remains critically ill in hospital this morning after he was knocked down by a car close to Belfast International Airport.

The collision, involving a car and a pedestrian, occurred shortly before 4.50pm close to the Ballyrobin Guest House.

He was rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast where a spokeswoman on Sunday evening said he "remained critically ill".

The Ballyrobin Road in Aldergrove, Co Antrim remains closed this morning following the crash which took place yesterday afternoon at around 4.40pm.

The road was closed last night with diversions put in place at the airport to Tully Road roundabout.

It was re-opened at 2pm on Sunday.

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The PSNI has appealed for anyone who was travelling on the Ballyrobin Road yesterday evening and who witnessed the collision to contact officers in Antrim Police Station on 101 quoting reference number 831 of 19/11/16.

A spokesman added an apologies to motorists over the earlier road closure.

"Police are aware of the difficulties and frustration caused by the road closure and the delays and inconvenience caused to commuters and families trying to get home and to the airport," he said. 

"It is with reluctance that we close any road however, following any serious road traffic collision police have an obligation to carry out a full and thorough investigation into the exact circumstances of the collision and the scene must be closed in order for that investigation to take place."

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