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Pedestrian killed in Northern Ireland motorway bus crash

Published 18/08/2015

The Police Service of Northern Ireland are investigating a fatal accident on the M2 motorway
The Police Service of Northern Ireland are investigating a fatal accident on the M2 motorway

A female pedestrian has died following a collision with a bus on a motorway in Northern Ireland.

The incident happened on the M2 early today, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said.

Inspector Rosie Leech said: "The circumstances of the collision, which occurred just before 6am, are now under investigation and we are keen to hear from witnesses."

The incident happened in the country-bound lane of the carriageway close to the Sandyknowes roundabout, a few miles north of Belfast.

The accident happened at around 5.50am, bus operator Translink confirmed, and involved the service between Belfast city centre and Aldergrove International Airport.

A total of four passengers were on board.

A Translink spokeswoman said: " The emergency services attended the scene and the PSNI and Translink are currently investigating the incident."

The motorway was closed between the Greencastle and Sandyknowes offslips but has since reopened, police said.

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