Northern Ireland

Cyclist dies following collision with lorry in Lisburn

 The man, who was in his 40s, is believed to have died at the scene
 The man, who was in his 40s, is believed to have died at the scene

A CYCLIST in his forties died in a collision with a lorry in Co Antrim this afternoon.

The crash happened on Knockmore Road close to the junction with Upper Ballinderry Road in Lisburn at around 2.25pm.

The road was closed for several hours after the crash.

DUP assembly member Paul Givan said the notorious junction needs to be upgraded.

"Only two weeks ago I had a meeting with the Roads Service and developers to get movement on this and other key junctions upgraded," he said.

"It is deeply upsetting that action which should have been taken hasn't been implemented that may have made a difference today. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this tragic time and with those that helped at the scene before the emergency services arrived."

Meanwhile, two men were taken to hospital after a five-vehicle collision in Crumlin, Co Antrim.

At least three cars were involved in the early-morning crash on the A26 Moira Road at around 8am.

The two injured men were taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast where their condition has been described as stable.

The third driver was not injured and there were no passengers.

The A26, which is close to Belfast International Airport, was closed between Nutts Corner Market and Moira Road roundabout as police investigated the collision.

In Co Down, an elderly woman was taken to hospital after she was knocked down at a pedestrian crossing in Bangor.

The woman was hit by a black Vauxhall Astra on the town's Main Street at around 2.20pm. She is now described as being in a stable condition in hospital.