Northern Ireland

Motorcyclists die in separate crashes over weekend

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The motorcyclist who died after a crash during road races near Athlone in the Republic of Ireland on Sunday was Bruce Moulds, from Hillsborough, County Down.

The 20-year-old was airlifted to hospital in Dublin but died later in hospital.

On Sunday, motorcyclist Richard Carson, 40, from Newtownards, County Down, died in a collision in Crawfordsburn.

It happened on the Crawfordsburn Road at about 15:00 BST.

The driver of the car has been taken to hospital to be treated for her injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

On Saturday, a 39-year-old man died following a crash in County Antrim. The collision happened between a motorcyclist and a car on the Shanes Hill Road in Larne at about 11:00 BST.

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