An elderly man has passed away after being involved in a serious collision in East Belfast on Friday morning.
The tragic accident occurred on the Newtownards Road at around 8:30 am this morning as PSNI officers and emergency responders rushed to the scene.
It is understood that the man, who was in his 70s, was a pedestrian, and was struck by a lorry close to Dee Street.
An ambulance, a Rapid Response Paramedic, and one Ambulance Officer were dispatched to the incident but the pensioner was pronounced dead at the scene.
The road was closed for several hours this afternoon with local diversions in place, however, officers confirmed it has since reopened to traffic.
Witnesses to the incident are asked to come forward, particularly those with camera footage.
Any member of the public can get in touch by calling 101, quoting reference 273 18/11/22.
A PSNI spokesperson said: "The Newtownards Road, which had been closed for several hours, has now reopened.
"Investigating officers are asking witnesses or anyone who may have captured footage of the collision to get in touch by calling 101, quoting reference 273 18/11/22.
“Information can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/."
A NIAS spokesperson told Belfast Live: "The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 08:30 on Friday, November 18 2022 following reports of an RTC on the Newtownards Road area, Belfast.
"NIAS despatched one ambulance, one Rapid Response Paramedic and one Ambulance Officer to the incident.
“No one was taken from scene."
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