Belfast Telegraph

Co Fermanagh: Pensioner hit by lorry dies of injuries

By Cate McCurry

A pensioner who was knocked down by a lorry has lost her fight for life days after the crash.

Mary Creamer (66), was involved in the collision at a roundabout in Lisnaskea in Co Fermanagh on Monday.

One man was arrested and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The collision occurred at the junction of Main Street and Water Street in the town at approximately 12.35pm. The woman was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast but died yesterday.

SDLP councillor for the area Richie McPhillips, who knew Ms Creamer, described her as an "endearing lady" who will be missed by many people in the area.

He said: "She had lived in Lisnaskea for a number of years and was well known about the area.

"She was known as wee Mary about the town. It's very sad to see the poor lady losing her life in such circumstances. I send my condolences to her family."

He also highlighted growing concerns about the safety of the roundabout, adding that there have been a number of incidents at that spot.

Mr McPhillips continued: "She was knocked down at a junction after going to cross the road and colliding with a lorry. It is a spot that has been an area of concern.

"The roundabout has been a problem because there have been a number of incidents at it, but nothing as serious as this."

Police are appealing for any witnesses to Monday's accident to come forward.

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