UK News Bangor man dies after crash involving fire service appliance and car

19:55  12 december  2019
19:55  12 december  2019 Source:   belfastlive.co.uk

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A man has died after a crash involving a fire service appliance attending an emergency call and a car.

The collision occurred in Bangor on Saturday, but the man died on Wednesday from injuries he sustained.

The fire service appliance and BMW were involved in the crash on the Springhill Road.

The victim was 59-year-old Gary Bennett from Bangor.

PSNI Senior Investigating Officer, Inspector Hanna said: “The collision occurred at around 7pm at the junction with West Circular Road.

"The driver of the car, 59 year old Gary Bennett from the Bangor area, was taken to hospital following the collision but sadly passed away from his injuries on Wednesday 11th December.

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“We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision and would ask any witnesses, or anyone who may have dash-cam footage which could assist us with our enquiries, to contact police at Newtownards on 101."

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Dublin Fire Brigade members fear lives will be put at risk over Christmas due to ambulance delays .
An urgent request has been made by members calling on the Government and Dublin City Council to provide extra resources .SIPTU Sector Organiser, Brendan O’Brien, said: “Our members in DFB, who are all qualified Firefighter/Paramedics, believe lives will been put at risk due to ambulance delays over the festive season. "They have warned that the service has already reached breaking point due to under resourcing and the ongoing impasse between the HSE and Dublin City Council around the funding for the service.

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