Portaferry Road crash claims the life of motorcyclist

A motorcyclist aged in his 50s has died following a two vehicle collision in Co Down.

The emergency services were called to the collision on the Portaferry Road, just outside Newtownards, shortly after midnight on Tuesday, June 28, following reports of a two vehicle collision involving a car and a motorbike.

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The driver of the car was taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries. The Portaferry Road was closed for a number of hours following the incident but has since reopened.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “A man in his 50s has sadly passed away following a two-vehicle collision outside Newtownards, the Police Service of Northern Ireland can confirm.

“The man died after his motorbike was in collision with a red Nissan car on the Portaferry Road outside Newtownards just after midnight on Tuesday, 28th June. The driver of the car was taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

“An investigation is underway and Sergeant Amanda McIvor is appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, or who has mobile phone or dashcam footage which could assist officers with their enquiries, to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting reference number 14 of 28/06/22.”

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