Motorcyclist dies in Bellaghy crash

Motorcyclist dies in Bellaghy crash

A 44-year-old motorcyclist has died in a crash in Bellaghy, Co Londonderry.

He is the second motorcyclist to die on Northern Ireland's road this weekend.The collision happened on Deerpark Road at 8.30pm on Saturday.There was no other vehicle involved.The Deerpark Road was closed overnight, but re-opened on Sunday morning.SDLP MLA for Mid-Ulster Patsy McGlone said: "This latest accident reminds us all of the dangers the roads pose to motorists and motorcyclists alike."Twenty-six people have now lost their lives on the roads this year. Every road death is one too many. We must exercise caution when using the roads in order to reduce tragic accidents of this nature."On Saturday morning, a 49-year-old man died after a collision involving his motorbike and a car near Cushendun, Co Antrim.It happened on Loughareema Road at around 10.35am.He was taken to Antrim Area Hospital and died from his injuries.The road has now re-opened.Police are appealing for anyone with any information on the crashes to come forward.


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