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Pensioner dies days after being being injured in Ballymoney road accident

Condolences: Darryl Wilson
Condolences: Darryl Wilson

By David Young

A pensioner has died of injuries sustained in a crash earlier this week.

The victim, aged in his 70s and understood to be from the Ballymena area, was involved in the single vehicle collision on Tuesday on Garryduff Road in Ballymoney, close to Garryduff Primary School.

PSNI Inspector David Anderson issued an appeal to anyone who witnessed the crash or who has dash cam footage that could assist police with their investigation to contact them.

Local Ulster Unionist councillor Darryl Wilson, who came upon the crash scene on Tuesday, offered his condolences to the family of the man who died.

"I am saddened to learn that someone has lost their life as the result of a road traffic collision on the Garryduff Road," he said.

"I passed the incident on Tuesday afternoon while the PSNI and the emergency services were in attendance. I was hoping that no serious injuries were sustained at the scene of the collision.

"Unfortunately, the collision has cost someone their life."

Sixteen people have died on the roads this year.

Seven died last month alone, with five in February and three in January.

At this stage last year nine people had lost their lives in crashes.

Inspector Anderson said anyone who can assist the PSNI with the investigation into Tuesday's crash should contact police at Ballymoney on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 945 02/04/19.

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