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Pedestrian was killed on 'very busy stretch' of Co Tyrone road

The man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene.
Allan Preston

Tributes have been paid to a pedestrian who died after being hit by a car in Co Tyrone.

Police said the man in his 40s had been walking along the Tullyvar Road area of Aughnacloy between 11pm and midnight on Monday.

“Police attended the scene, where, sadly the man was pronounced dead. The road was closed for a period of time but has since reopened."

SDLP councillor Sharon McAleer said: “I would urge anyone who has seen anything in the area to come forward and let the police know.

“I also want to extend my sympathies to the gentleman’s family after this tragedy.

“The road is part of the route coming from Dublin to Donegal so it is a very busy stretch and that’s part of the plan for the future of the A5.

“There is high risk on that road just because of the volume of traffic which is another reason why we do badly need that upgrade.”

The latest fatality brings the death toll on Northern Ireland roads this year to 34 and includes 10 pedestrians, 12 drivers, eight motorcyclists and four passengers.

An appeal has been made for any witnesses who may have seen the man walking on the road between around 11pm and midnight, or anyone who may have captured dashcam footage,

to call 101, quoting reference CW 1978 for September 26.

Meanwhile, an 18-year-old woman suffered head and leg injuries after being struck by a van in Co Down on Tuesday morning.

The incident happened on the main street of Dundrum just after 8am, with the pedestrian taken to hospital for treatment.

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