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Pensioner killed in west Belfast car crash named as Jim Maxwell, 71

Published 24/12/2015

Police have named a pensioner who died in west Belfast
Police have named a pensioner who died in west Belfast
West Belfast Sinn Fein MP Paul Maskey said the victim was well-known locally

A pensioner who died after being struck by a car in west Belfast has been named.

Jim Maxwell was walking along the Donegall Road near the junction with the Falls Road at around 7.30pm on Wednesday.

A PSNI spokesman said: " Police can confirm that the male pedestrian who died following a one-vehicle road traffic collision on the Donegall Road in Belfast last night was 71-year-old Jim Maxwell from the west Belfast area."

West Belfast Sinn Fein MP Paul Maskey said the victim was well-known locally.

"My thoughts go to this gentleman's family," he said.

"There's no good time of the year for anyone to be knocked down, but especially this time of year just adds that extra bit of sadness."

Police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them.

The Donegall Road was later reopened.

Earlier on Wednesday, another pedestrian died after he was struck by a lorry in County Down.

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