TWO MEN ARRESTED AFTER ROADS VICTIM NO 63 KNOCKED DOWN AND KILLED BY VAN

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POLICE have arrested two men over the death of a pedestrian.

In the early hours of this morning Northern Ireland’s roads claimed another life despite high profile police campaigns to try and stem the tide of carnage.

In the early hours of this morning, an 18-year-old man died and two people were taken to hospital after a road accident in south Belfast.

The teenager victim was a pedestrian who was involved in a collision with a white Renault van around 2.25 am near the Elms student village on the Malone Road.

Two men who were in the van, which stopped a few hundred yards up the road, were taken to hospital but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Chief Inspector Robert Murdie has now confirmed that officers investigating the fatal have arrested a 19 year old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The men remain in custody helping police with their enquiries.

A man in his 20’s is in hospital following the collision and is┬ábeing treated for injuries that are not thought to be life threatening.

A section of the Malone Road remains closed and diversions are in place.

Police have appealed for witnesses, or anyone who was travelling on the Malone Road at the time of the incident, to contact them on the non emergency 101 number.

 

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