Man dies in M2 motorway fall

Published Wednesday, 19 December 2012
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A man has died after he fell from the Hightown Bridge on the M2 near Belfast, which led to the motorway being closed in both directions on Wednesday morning.

Man dies in M2 motorway fall
The M2 was closed due to the fatal fall. (© Pacemaker)

It is believed the incident on the bridge at the Hightown Road happened at around 7.30am.

Police urged motorists caught up in the delays to continue to exercise patience, as officers worked to get traffic moving again.

The road and Hightown Bridge have since been fully reopened.

Heavy delays affected a number of routes throughout the morning and into the afternoon, with motorists advised to avoid the M2 and Sandyknowles roundabout until the backlog had cleared.

© UTV News
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10 Comments
Louise in Belfast wrote (481 days ago):
Horrendous :(
ursula in belfast wrote (483 days ago):
Has this man been named yet? This is heart breaking.x
could have been anyone in glengormley wrote (483 days ago):
MORE SUPPORT NEEDED. Thoughts are with his family & friends.
les in ards wrote (483 days ago):
very sad news, R.I.P.
Scott in Glengormley wrote (483 days ago):
R.I.P
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