PSNI appeal after pedestrian killed in road crash
A pedestrian has died following a road crash on the Saintfield Road in Co Down yesterday. The collision occurred at approximately 1.45pm at the Baronscourt junction in Carryduff.
Emergency services - including a rapid response paramedic and an accident and emergency crew - were scrambled to the scene, but the man's life could not be saved, a Northern Ireland Ambulance Service spokesman said last night.
The road was closed for a number of hours yesterday afternoon as police urged motorists to avoid the area while officers investigated the incident.
They also issued an appeal for any witnesses to the incident to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on the non-emergency 101.
South Belfast MP Emma Little Pengelly tweeted: "Devastating news of a loss of life on the Saintfield Road this afternoon."
The DUP representative added: "My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this dreadful time."
The man's death brings to 40 the total number of people who have died on Northern Ireland's roads this year - one fewer than the same period in 2016