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Police confirm local man David Blayney has sadly died following collision

The Police Service of Northern Ireland can confirm a man has sadly died following a two vehicle road traffic collision in Ballymena on Wednesday, 22nd November.


Sergeant Miller-Devlin from the Police Service’s Collision Investigation Unit said:

David Blayney, who was 53 and from the Ballymena area, was taken to hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries.


“He passed away in hospital on Friday, 8th December. The collision, involving a Honda motorcycle and Honda CR-Z car occurred at approximately 5.45pm on the Cullybackey Road at the junction with the Teeshan Road.


“Mr Blayney was the rider of the motorcycle. A 25-year-old man, arrested following the collision has been bailed to allow for further enquiries.


“A full investigation into the circumstances surrounding what happened is ongoing. Officers would appeal to anyone with any information or who may have dash-cam or mobile phone footage available to contact them at the Collision Investigation Unit at Sprucefield on 101, quoting reference number 1419 22/11/23.”

Tributes have been paid to the local man online.

A funeral notice has been published by James Henry Funeral Services. It states:

"Blayney David C. (Davy) 8th December 2023, peacefully at hospital surrounded by his loving family.

"Much loved husband of Janice, loving father of Lisa and Stacey, devoted grandfather of Eloise, Jake, Harley-J, Axl and Jovi, precious son of Rose and the late John, dear brother of Mervyn, Ian and Ann and nephew of Margaret.

"Funeral arrangements to follow. House closed. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired may be sent to James Henry Funeral Services, 100 Broughshane Street, Ballymena, BT43 6EE for Royal Victoria Hospital Revive-ICU.

"Lovingly remembered by his wife Janice, daughter Lisa and partner Jonny, daughter Stacey and partner Benny family and family circle.

"John 11:25-26: 'Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.'"



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