22/07/2005

Two motorcyclists die in separate crashes

Two motorcyclists have died in separate accidents on Northern Ireland’s roads in the last 24 hours.

In Co Antrim, a man died when his motorcycle was in collision with a car on the Doagh Road, Newtownabbey, shortly before 7.40am.

In an earlier accident in Bangor, a 19-year-old motorcyclist was involved in a collision with a van and was taken to hospital were he later died from his injuries.

His name has not yet been released.

Elsewhere in Co Down, two young girls were struck by a car close to the seaside resort of Millisle on Thursday.

The girls were walking along the Whitechurch Road between Millisle and Ballywalter when the driver of a car lost control and struck them. One of the girls, aged 11, remains in a critical condition in hospital while her eight-year-old sister is said to be in a comfortable condition.

The driver of the car was treated for minor injuries. Her vehicle was taken away for examination.

(MB/GB)

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