Belfast Telegraph

Care home company is investigating road death

By Brett Campbell

A pensioner who left a Co Down nursing home before being struck by a car and killed has been named as James Fisher.

The 78-year-old had been walking along Glebe Road in Annahilt when he was hit by a vehicle at 8.45pm on Tuesday and succumbed to his injuries the following morning.

Four Seasons Health Care, which owns Annahilt Care Home where Mr Fisher was a resident, is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

"There are a very small number of full capacity residents who have permission to leave the home in daylight hours to go to the shop, but James was not one of them," a spokesperson told the Belfast Telegraph.

Earlier this week a spokesperson said staff at the care facility had been left shocked and saddened by the tragedy and were working with the PSNI to establish precisely what happened.

The driver of the red Volvo C30 involved in the collision has been spoken to by police.

Meanwhile, the funeral of Lorraine Burrows (48), who died after being struck by a lorry in Belfast city centre on Tuesday, will take place today.

The incident happened on Wellwood Street, which links Great Victoria Street and Sandy Row, at around 8am.

Despite the frantic efforts of local residents to save her, the recruitment consultant who worked for Keenan Healthcare, died later in hospital.

A service will be held at Roselawn Crematorium at 9.30am.

Mrs Burrows is survived by her husband Jonny and sister Alice.

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