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Two die in weekend of carnage on Northern Ireland's roads

Woman hit by vehicle left fighting for her life

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The Ballygowan Road, Belfast, where a motorist died on Saturday night

The Ballygowan Road, Belfast, where a motorist died on Saturday night

The Ballygowan Road, Belfast, where a motorist died on Saturday night

Two men died on Northern Ireland's roads at the weekend and a woman was left fighting for life in hospital.

The woman - who is believed to be a pedestrian - was injured in an incident in Co Tyrone yesterday.

It happened on the A5 Omagh to Ballygawley road, near Kelly's Inn.

On Saturday evening a 40-year-old motorist died in a two-vehicle collision on the Ballygowan Road outside Roselawn Cemetery.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the fatal crash.

Sergeant Jonny Mackenzie said: "We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact officers by calling 101.

"Officers would particularly like to speak to the driver of a dark coloured car which is believed to have been in the vicinity of the collision at the time."

Also on Saturday, a motorist died after being taken ill at the wheel of his car in Twaddell Avenue.

The road, which runs between Ballygomartin Road and Woodvale Parade, remained closed last night.

And three people were hospitalised after a two-car collision on the Ballynahinch Road in Carryduff, Co Down, near to Johnston's garden centre yesterday.

A response paramedic, three accident and emergency crews and the air ambulance attended the scene.

All three were taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital for treatment.

One of those involved in the Carryduff crash sustained serious injuries, and as a result a team at the west Belfast hospital were put on standby for their arrival.

Diversions were put in place for a time yesterday evening around the Ballynahinch Road.

The weekend also saw a horse killed and six people injured in a three-vehicle collison on the busy Lisnevenagh Road outside Ballymena.

The smash happened on Saturday morning.

Police said: "It's understood a Vauxhall Vectra was involved in a collision with a horse on the carriageway shortly after 4am.

"A second vehicle, a Volkswagen Bora, is then believed to have struck the animal."

Inspector Peter Duncan added: "The driver of the Vauxhall has sustained injuries that, while serious, are not thought to be life-threatening. The five occupants of the second car sustained only minor injuries."

Belfast Telegraph