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Grandmother in her fifties dies after being knocked down in Ballycastle

Anne Malone was knocked down on Ramoan Road in Ballycastle, Co Antrim

A WOMAN has died after being knocked down in Ballycastle.

The woman, named locally as grandmother Anne Malone (51) from the Co Antrim town, was hit by a car on Ramoan Road at around 4.45pm yesterday.

Police asked anyone who saw the collision, or the car or Mrs Malone in the run-up to the crash, to contact them on 101.

It is understood it was not a hit-and-run.

Part of Ramoan Road remained closed to traffic last night.

Independent councillor Padraig McShane was a close friend of Mrs Malone.

"Everybody here is just devastated," he said.

"She was a close personal family friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her husband Ciaran, son and daughter and other family at this sad time.

"Our thoughts are with everyone who was caught up in the accident. We would like to say a prayer for them too."

Meanwhile, a man in his twenties was treated in hospital for serious injuries after he tried to help a lorry pull a forklift out of a ditch in Stranocum, Co Antrim.

The lorry was recovering the forklift on Ballinlea Road at around 4.50pm yesterday when a man stopped to help.

It is understood he suffered serious, but not life-threatening, injuries when the forklift ran over his leg.

Part of the Ballinlea Road was closed last night.

Two people were also taken to hospital following a crash on Frosses Road outside Ballymoney, Co Antrim, yesterday evening.

The collision involving a black Citroen C4 Picasso and a white Suzuki Swift happened at around 6.35pm.

Police appealed for information.

The Frosses Road was closed in both directions between Kirk Road and Kilraughts Road for several hours.

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