31/07/2008

Fermanagh Crash Victim Named

As a 16-year-old girl remains critically ill in hospital following a road accident near Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh yesterday, the man who died in the same crash has been named as Michael Connors.

The 54-year-old from Ballybay, Co Monaghan was the driver of a van, which collided with an articulated lorry on the Moorlough Road in Lisnakea.

Three other people - including the girl - were injured in the collision, at 11am yesterday.

There has already been a call to target the road for improvements.
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SDLP Assembly Member Tommy Gallagher said the road needs substantial work done on it as a matter of urgency.

"On this stretch of road, there are too many twists and turns. We need a major scheme to straighten the road," he said.

"That's what I'm calling for and I'd like it to be made a priority. In addition to that, I think there are stretches of this road were the surface is not good and it needs a better surface as well."

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the collision to contact them.

(BMcC)

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