31/10/2006

NI roads claim two more lives

One person has died and six others have been been injured during a road traffic collision in County Antrim.

The incident happened just before 10am this morning on the Whiteside Road/Portglenone Road junction, on the B52 between Randalstown and Portglenone, when two cars were in collision with each other.

A spokesperson for the PSNI said that the driver of one of the vehicles died at the scene.

Six others were taken to hospital, however their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Police in Ballymena have appealed to anyone who may have witnessed the collision, to contact them on 0845 600 8000, or anonymously on the Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.

Meanwhile, a man has died in hospital following a road traffic accident in County Down at the weekend.

Bob Hepburn, 49, from Portaferry, died after the car in which he was travelling, left the Downpatrick Road, near Strangford, at around 7.35pm on Saturday evening.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

(EF/KMcA)

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