09/01/2006

Two killed in separate weekend road crashes

Two people have been killed this weekend in separate road traffic collisions in County Down.

A 44-year old motorcyclist and a 19-year-old front seat passenger lost their lives in the two crashes.

The motorcyclist died after the motorbike he was riding was involved in a collision with a car yesterday afternoon. The incident happened at around 2.30pm in the Temple area of

Carryduff.

Police have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact police in Lisburn.

Later, a 19-year-old man died following a two-car collision outside Downpatrick.

Two people were treated in hospital following the crash on the Ardglass Road.

Police said the teenager had been a front seat passenger in one of the cars when it was involved in a collision with another car, shortly after 7pm on Sunday evening.

The PSNI have asked for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

(EF)

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