23-year-old dies following car crash

Johnston Bridge Crash Scene


A 23-YEAR-OLD man has died following the road crash at Johnston’s Bridge in Enniskillen last week.

He was Vaidas Urbonas, who lived in Enniskillen.


Mr Urbonas had been in the county for over three years. He had been working in a factory in the area at the time of his death.

He was originally from Lithuania, and it is understood that family and friends are awaiting the repatriation of his remains to his home country after his death in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, on Friday, August 29.

He was being treated in hospital for serious head injuries, after the car in which he was a passenger crashed at Johnston’s Bridge in Enniskillen.

A police spokesman said: “Police can confirm that a 23-year-old man has died following a one vehicle road traffic collision which occurred at approximately 1.55am on Saturday, 23 August at the Johnston’s Bridge roundabout, Queen Street, Enniskillen. The man died in hospital on Friday 29 August.”

Inspector Rod Flood said: “Police in Enniskillen are continuing to appeal for witnesses to this incident. We would also appeal to anyone who was travelling on the Cornagrade Road around the time of the incident to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.”

The crash took place shortly before 1.55am on Saturday morning, August 23.

A police spokesman explained: “Shortly before 1.55am a blue Ford Focus was involved in a collision at the Johnston’s Bridge roundabout. The vehicle had failed to stop for police a short time before the collision. It is believed that six people were in the car at the time of the incident.


Two other men aged 28 years old and 27-years-old and two females aged 42-years-old and 22-years-old were taken to hospital for treatment to injuries.

An 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of a number of motoring offences in relation to the crash and has been released on bail.

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