Two men die after two-vehicle collision in Belfast

Another man seriously injured after being hit by car in Dublin 12

 Three other people were taken to hospital after the incident in Belfast, Chief Insp Wendy Pollock of the PSNI said. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Three other people were taken to hospital after the incident in Belfast, Chief Insp Wendy Pollock of the PSNI said. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

 

Two men have died in a road crash in Belfast.

The two-vehicle collision happened on the Ravenhill Road shortly after 9pm on Saturday.

Five people were taken to hospital after the crash, which involved a Ford Focus and a Skoda Octavia.

The incident saw the Ravenhill Road closed overnight. It reopened on Sunday morning.

PSNI Chief Inspector Wendy Pollock said: “At around 9.10pm, it was reported that two cars, a black Ford Focus and a blue Skoda Octavia were involved in the collision.

“The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service attended and five people were taken to hospital.

“Tragically, two men have passed away.

“One was a passenger in the Ford Focus and one was a passenger in the Skoda Octavia.”

South Belfast Assembly member Matthew O’Toole expressed his condolences.

“My thoughts are with the families and friends of those killed in this tragic crash on the Ravenhill Road on Saturday night,” said the SDLP representative.

“It’s never easy to lose a loved one and I can only imagine how painful it must be in such sudden and difficult circumstances.

“There were also a number of other people injured in this incident and I hope they all go on to make a full recovery. I would encourage anyone with any information about this crash to come forward to police as soon as possible.”

Police have urged anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have witnessed the crash or has dashcam footage to come forward.

Dublin

In Dublin, gardaí have appealed for witnesses after a pedestrian was seriously injured when he was hit by a car in the early hours of Sunday.

The incident happened on the Drimnagh Road at around 1.30am.

“Shortly before 1.30am, gardaí and units from Dublin Fire Brigade attended at the scene of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian on Drimnagh Road, Dublin 12,” a Garda spokesman said.

“The pedestrian, a man in his 40s, was treated at the scene for serious injuries. He is currently in Beaumont Hospital where his condition is understood to be serious. The driver and sole occupant of the car was not injured.”

The road at the crash site was closed on Sunday morning to allow for a technical examination to be carried out by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardaí from Sundrive Road station are investigating the incident and appealed to anyone who witnessed or has footage of the collision to come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact (01) 666 6600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.