Pensioner Dies After Being Hit By Lorry

A pensioner has died after being hit by a lorry in east Belfast.

Patrick McDermott, 79, was struck by the vehicle on the Albertbridge Road at around 3.30pm on Friday, 19 May.

Alliance MLA Naomi Long said: "My thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr McDermott at this sad time. The local community will be in shock at this tragedy. 

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"Unfortunately, this is an example of how dangerous our roads can be for both pedestrians and drivers. I would encourage all road users and motorists to take extreme care at all times, and be vigilant of others. 

"If anyone has any information on this incident, I would urge them to contact police immediately."


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