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Man held after Limavady pedestrian dies in road accident

By David Young

Published 28/10/2016

A pedestrian died yesterday evening after being hit by a car in a road traffic accident near Limavady
A pedestrian died yesterday evening after being hit by a car in a road traffic accident near Limavady

A pedestrian died yesterday evening after being hit by a car in a road traffic accident near Limavady.

The fatal crash happened at approximately 6.20pm on the Glenhead Road, which links between Ballynarrig Road and Baranailt Road outside the north Londonderry town.

An ambulance service crew raced to the scene, but the pedestrian - a man in his 50s - could not be saved.

A man has been arrested following the incident.

It's understood the victim was a local Limavady man, but his name has not yet been released.

Local DUP Councillor Alan Robinson's family comes from the area where the fatal crash took place.

He said the Glenhead Road was a quiet, traditional rural road, with no history of being an accident blackspot.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph last night, Alderman Taylor described the incident as "horrendous news".

"I feel for the poor family of the man who was killed, and I want to send my sympathy and condolences to them," he said.

"There will be a very sad local family in Limavady this night.

"But one thing Limavady does it does very well: the community comes together to comfort those in need."

SDLP councillor John Deighan said the accident was "a tragedy for everyone involved."

The Glenhead road was closed last night, with diversions put in place.

Last night's fatality came just two days after a man in his 20s died in a crash on the Ballyutoag Roads near Crumlin.

His name has not yet been made public.

Yesterday's Limavady crash brings to 55 the number of people killed on Northern Ireland's roads so far this year.

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