Police appeal after woman (82) dies in road accident

Police appeal after woman (82) dies in road accident

13 January 2021

POLICE have made an appeal for witnesses after an 82 year old woman died in a road accident near Drumaness last week.

The pensioner was the driver of a Skoda car that was involved in a collision with a Volkswagen Tiguan on the Newcastle Road on Tuesday afternoon. 

A PSNI spokesman said emergency services attended the accident, but the woman passed away at the scene a short time later.

“The three occupants of the Tiguan were taken to hospital for treatment to non-life threatening injuries. The road was closed for a number of hours,” the spokesman continued.

Ulster Unionist councillor Alan Lewis expressed his condolences to the family of the dead woman and paid tribute to the emergency services for their quick response.

“The community is shocked. Another death on our roads marks a tragic start to 2021,” he said.

“The thoughts and prayers of the community are with the family at this very difficult time.”