Two fatalities in Northern Ireland road accident

By Gillian Crotty

A road traffic accident in Cookstown in the early hours of Sunday morning has resulted in two fatalities, meaning the total number of road deaths in Northern Ireland in March now stands at six.

No other vehicles are thought to have been involved in the road crash which claimed the lives of 23 year-old Grant Archer from Newmills and Robert Wilkinson, aged 28 from Cookstown. The car the two men were travelling in crashed through two gardens on the Old Coagh Road in Cookstown and eventually came to a rest on its side. Police who responded to the accident described the crash site as a "scene of carnage".

There have now been 6 road deaths in Northern Ireland in the month of March, higher than the same month in 2013 and 2012. Road safety campaigners and the police have already expressed concern at the high number of road fatalities in Northern Ireland this year, with the current total now standing at 15 - 2 more than at the same point in 2013, and 7 more than in 2012.

The 15 fatalities from road traffic crashes in Northern Ireland have all been males, including the 5 pedestrians and 2 passengers who have died as a result of road accidents.

If you have suffered injury or loss as a result of a road traffic accident, and want to speak to a claims solicitor in Northern Ireland about your compensation options, contact Wilson Nesbitt in Belfast by calling 0800 840 9289.