10/02/2003

Five die on NI roads over the weekend

Five people have died on Northern Ireland's roads over the weekend.

In Co Tyrone last night, two people died when a car and a four-wheel-drive collided just outside the village of Augher.

A woman passenger in the car is still in critical condition following the accident.

Also in Co Tyrone, it is thought that a falling branch was responsible for a road accident in which a man died on the main A4 road between Dungannon and Ballygawley.

Elsewhere, a 22-year-old man died after the vehicle he was a passenger in crashed into a tree on the Belfast Road to Bangor in Co Down.

The driver of the vehicle is still being treated for his injuries in hospital.

Yesterday's carnage follows on from the death of a 45-year-old man on Saturday morning. The man died after his car collided with a lorry on the Castleblaney Road outside Keady in Co Armagh.

The driver of the lorry suffered shock.

(MB)

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