Man killed in police motorbike crash (NI)

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http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/

A man has died following a collision with a police motorbike in County Antrim.

The death was one of three fatalities on roads in Ulster yesterday.

The serious crash occurred in the afternoon on the Garron Road between Larne and Carnlough.

It is understood that a PSNI motorcyclist was escorting other riders to an event on the north coast when a collision occurred.

Tom Robinson, 52, from Whitehead, died at the scene while the police rider was taken to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Investigators from the Police Ombudsman’s office were at the scene yesterday. Police have made a public appeal for information.

Declan O’Loan, SDLP MLA for North Antrim, said “I want to |express my sympathy to the family of the motorcyclist killed on the Glenravel Road. It is very sad when a motorcycle outing on this beautiful Spring day ends in such tragedy.”

“The very high number of |motorcycle fatalities must cause all of us great concern. This is an area of road safety which needs particular attention.”

In a separate incident, another man died after his motorbike was in collision with a van on the Glenravel Road, between Ballymena and Cargan yesterday morning. The deceased was named as Peter Brownlee from the Newtownabbey area.

Police in Ballymena have made an appeal for witnesses and the road remained sealed off for several hours yesterday.

Meanwhile, a man in his early 30s from Londonderry has been killed in a road crash in Co. Donegal.

The single-vehicle crash happened at about 10am yesterday morning on the Muff to Moville Road in the townland of Clar.

Gardai say the car left the road and hit a fence. Both occupants were thrown from the car.

One of the men in his early 30s was fatally injured. The other man, who was in his late 20s, was seriously injured and was rushed to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.

The scene is currently closed pending an examination by Garda forensic collision investigators and diversions are in place. Gardai in Buncrana are appealing for witnesses.
 
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PrinceAlbert

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What has a bloke dying in a motorbike accident in NI got to do with ARRSE? Is it because it's NI?

Maybe I'll post some bit of random news about old people dying in Bournemouth?
 
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PrinceAlbert

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spaz said:
Everbody's died in Bournemouth its shite.
Oh Spaz me old mucker.......B'Mouth is a quality night out. Plenty of students, and filthbags out on the prowl, even Jarrod could pull a bird!
 
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PrinceAlbert said:
spaz said:
Everbody's died in Bournemouth its shite.
Oh Spaz me old mucker.......B'Mouth is a quality night out. Plenty of students, and filthbags out on the prowl, even Jarrod could pull a bird!
I thought that mate, went there last summer for a Leo Sayer and it was dead, had about three pints then jumped on the train into London.
 
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PrinceAlbert said:
What has a bloke dying in a motorbike accident in NI got to do with ARRSE? Is it because it's NI?

Maybe I'll post some bit of random news about old people dying in Bournemouth?
Like i said before, maybe its because he was well known to a few people that served over there Police and Army. Thats why its in current affairs and not the NAAFI or it might be coincidence but im still saddened by hearing about his death this way.

What the intent of the original post i dont know but either way its nothing to do with the other comments after it. Apologies if i sound like i have my serious head on but the way this thread is going just doesnt match with the original post, sorry!
 
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I passed the scene of the accident. The poor chap was still on the road and just about to be stretchered away. That is a nice road for bikers but they take their chances with their gung-ho weaving between cars. Astonishingly only a couple of minutes later a couple of bikes came past treating the road as a race track and risking life and limb. Having seen one of their mates in a ditch moments earlier you think they would wise up a bit.

R.I.P fella.
 
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Bournemouth is a top night out, although not cheap.

Largely full of immigrants and students these days.

Poole next door is more old people....and sneak beaky SBS types.
 
#15
Prince,

for your info Tom was a good friend to a lot of people who served in the province over the years, especially from the motorcycling fraternity

Condolences to his wife & family

Ride free Tom RIP
 

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