Northern Ireland

Co Derry village left in shock as elderly pedestrian dies after crash

Emergency services attended the scene on the Glenshane Road on Tuesday night. (Niall Carson/PA)
Emergency services attended the scene on the Glenshane Road on Tuesday night. (Niall Carson/PA) Emergency services attended the scene on the Glenshane Road on Tuesday night. (Niall Carson/PA)

A community in Co Derry has been left in shock at the death of a pensioner who was knocked down by a car on Tuesday night.

Police confirmed the man in his 70s had been struck by a red Peugeot 207 around 11.30pm on the Glenshane Road, Knockcloghrim.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Officers attended along with paramedics, however, the man sadly died from his injuries at the scene.”

The road has since reopened to traffic and a full investigation into the circumstances is underway.

Sinn Féin councillor Séan McPeake for Carntogher said: “My heart goes out to the family of the deceased in this tragedy, after the crash on the very busy Belfast to Derry road.”

Anyone with information or dashcam footage has been asked to dial 101, quoting reference 2132 for July 4.

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It follows another death on the Glenshane Road in May, where 17-year-old Alex Smallwoods died after a two-vehicle crash near Dungiven.

The teenager had been driving a Vauxhall Corsa which collided with a Vauxhall Insignia in the early hours of Sunday, May 28.