A 78-year-old resident of Four Seasons’ Annahilt Care Home in Northern Ireland died last week following a road accident.
The pensioner was struck by a car after managing to leave the home last Tuesday evening.
Speaking last week, a spokesman for Annahilt Care Home, said: “Managers and the care team at the Annahilt Care home are shocked and saddened at the tragic incident which occurred last night.
“We are working with the police to establish precisely what happened.
“Last night we were in contact with the family of the man involved, who had been a resident in our home and have offered our deepest sympathies.
“In the course of this morning we will be in touch with all relevant authorities.”
It is not yet known how the resident managed to leave the home unaccompanied. The service is equipped with a key pad security system.
A Manchester care home was placed in Special Measures earlier this year following a similar incident when a resident was killed by a truck after accessing a nearby road (see Care home resident killed by truck.)