Pedestrian critical after being hit by car in Co Antrim

A 20-year-old woman injured in a one-vehicle collision on the Clanabogan Road, between Omagh and Dromore, is described as stable. Picture by Pacemaker
John Monaghan

A MAN is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car in Co Antrim.

The pedestrian, in his 50s, was hit by the car on the Burn Road near Doagh in the early hours of yesterday.

The Belfast health trust last night described his condition as critical.

The condition of a 21-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, injured in separate motorcycle crashes in Belfast and Co Tyrone, improved over the weekend with both now said to be stable.

In the first crash, a 21-year-old man was injured when his green Peugeot motorcycle was involved in a collision with a silver Mercedes car at Donegall Park Avenue in north Belfast at around 9.45pm on Thursday.

Police have appealed for information.

In Co Tyrone, shortly after 1.30am on Friday, police came across a 20-year-old motorcyclist who had come off her black Honda bike on the Clanabogan Road near Omagh.

The scene of the single vehicle crash between Omagh and Dromore was closed off for several hours.

Meanwhile, a 24 year old man who was arrested following a creeper burglary and a two vehicle collision that occurred on the Caw roundabout in Derry on Friday afternoon, has been returned to prison after his licence revoked while investigations into the alleged offences continue.

A police spokesman said: "He has been released on bail pending further enquiries in relation to a number of other offences that he was arrested under suspicion for. Robust investigations into these offences will continue."

The 24-year-old was arrested on suspicion of burglary, two counts of attempted murder of police officers, breach of bail and various road traffic offences.

A grey Skoda Superb was taken in a creeper burglary in Lindenwood Park early yesterday morning.

It was spotted by police shortly after midday and when officers chased the stolen car it crashed into another car at Caw roundabout close to the Foyle Bridge just before 12.30pm on Friday.

No-one was seriously hurt in the crash but police said two officers who were on foot were injured during attempts to get out of the way when the stolen car drove at them.

A third officer was injured while making an arrest.

None are believed to have received serious injuries.

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