Long expresses condolences after pedestrian death

Alliance MLA Naomi Long has expressed her condolences after a pensioner died following a collision with a vehicle in East Belfast.

Patrick McDermott (79) was knocked down on the Albertbridge Road at its junction with Castlereagh Street yesterday (Friday) around 3.30pm. It is believed he was struck by a lorry.

Mrs Long offered her condolences to the loved ones of the deceased.

“My thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr McDermott at this sad time. The local community will be in shock at this tragedy.

“Unfortunately, this is an example of how dangerous our roads can be for both pedestrians and drivers. I would encourage all road users and motorists to take extreme care at all times, and be vigilant of others.

“If anyone has any information on this incident, I would urge them to contact police immediately.”

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