Man killed in suspected hit-and-run in Fermanagh

Two die on Northern Ireland’s roads in first five days of New Year

The PSNI is investigating the death of a man in a collision in Co Fermanagh last night. The crash is being treated as a suspected hit-and-run. Photograph: Getty

The PSNI is investigating the death of a man in a collision in Co Fermanagh last night. The crash is being treated as a suspected hit-and-run. Photograph: Getty

Sun, Jan 5, 2014, 13:42

Police are treating the death of a man on the roads as a case of suspected hit-and-run.

Police said the man, who is in his 50s, was hit by a blue Ford Focus car on the Tullychurry Road near Belleek in Co Fermanagh near the Border with Co Donegal.

The PSNI has asked people in the area around Leggs and Belleek in the county to report any sighting of the car, the front of which was damaged in the collision.

The incident happened shortly before 3am.

The man’s death is the second so far in 2014 and is causing alarm following the rise in the death total on Northern roads last year.

The first road fatality of the year followed a collision in Co Tyrone on Friday in which a 65-year-old man lost his life.

He was the driver of one of three vehicles involved in a crash on the Mulvin Road in Newtownstewart which happened at around 4.30pm on Friday.

Three others were hurt and treated in hospital for their injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.

The death toll on Northern roads last year was 56, up from 48 the previous year. The total for 2012 was the lowest on record.

The PSNI and Stormont ministers are keen to halt the reversal in the trend towards lower death tolls which is mirrored in the republic. New measures are expected to come before the Stormont Executive to clamp down on dangerous driving.

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