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Young man in his 20s dies after collision in Larne

A young man in his 20s has died following a collision on Sunday morning, 5 December, in the Green Drive area of Larne.

Emergency Services rushed to the scene of the tragic incident including the PSNI, Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) and HEMS Air Ambulance.

A spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said:

“Police can confirm that a man in his 20s has died following a collision involving a car and a pedestrian in the Green Drive area of Larne this morning (Sunday 5 December). “An investigation is underway and anyone who witnessed the collision or who has dash-cam footage is asked to contact officers at the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference number 704 of 05/12/21.”

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Ambulance Service said:

“The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 10:23 on Sunday 5 December following reports of a road traffic incident in the Green Drive area of Larne.

“NIAS despatched a Rapid Response Paramedic and two Emergency crews to the scene. NIAS also tasked the Charity Air Ambulance, with HEMS crew on board, to the incident.

“No patients were taken from the scene.”

Gordon Lyons MLA (East Antrim) said:

“I am very sorry to hear about the accident that took place in Larne this morning and the awful news that someone has died as a result of it.

“My thoughts are with the family and friends of the young man who died and the local community that will be impacted.”

DUP Coast Road Councillor Andrew Clarke, commented on the tragic incident:

“There was a real sense of shock in the community this morning as emergency services responded.

“All loss of life is to be regretted, but the passing of someone with so much of life ahead is especially hard.

“I am sure all the community join me in offering our condolences to the family. This will be a very hard Christmas, and my thoughts and prayers will be with them.”

Police remain at the scene carrying out investigations. The area remains closed to vehicles and pedestrians.


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