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Plea over accident that killed pedestrian in south Belfast

By Lisa Smyth

Detectives want to speak to a driver who may have witnessed an accident in south Belfast that claimed the life of a 25-year-old pedestrian at the weekend.

The name of the victim, who was knocked down as he walked along Cromac Street close to the city centre at 7.05pm on Friday, has not been released at the request of his family.

He was hit by a silver Subaru Impreza and was rushed to hospital but died from his injuries in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the accident. In particular, they want to speak to the driver of an old-style blue Vauxhall Astra who may have seen the incident.

SDLP councillor Patrick McCarthy said: “This is a huge tragedy for the family of the man who was killed.”

A 23 year-old-man arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm after the accident has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information can speak to detectives on 0845 600 8000 or freephone Crimestoppers in complete confidence on 0800 555 111.

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