Coach firm’s sympathy with family of A1 crash victim Muriel

Pacemaker Press 5/8/2016 (FB)
Nurse Muriel Wing who  died following a collision. 
Muriel Wing who is in her 60s died in a collision between a car and a coach  on the A1 near Hillsborough on Friday morning. 
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Pacemaker Press 5/8/2016 (FB) Nurse Muriel Wing who died following a collision. Muriel Wing who is in her 60s died in a collision between a car and a coach on the A1 near Hillsborough on Friday morning. Pic Pacemaker

The firm whose coach was involved in a fatal crash in which 65-year-old nurse Muriel Wing died has expressed its sympathies to her family.

Mrs Wing, 65, who was an auxiliary nurse at Craigavon Area Hospital, died after her car collided with a coach on the A1 near Lisburn on Friday.

The scene of the crash on the A1

The scene of the crash on the A1

The nurse was a grandmother who lived with her husband Malcolm outside Dromore.

Rooney International Coach Hire, which is based in Hilltown issued a statement on its Facebook page saying: “We would like to express our sorrow about this morning’s tragic events.

Our sincere thoughts are with the family of the lady involved. We are also thinking of the driver and passengers of our coach, thanks’ to everyone who have sent messages of support.

“We provide a regular commuter service between Newry and Belfast and the safe driving of our staff has always been paramount.

“Our thoughts are again with the family and friends of the deceased. We have nothing more to add at this time.”

Muriel is believed to have had two sons, Martin and John Johnston. She is the third person to have died on Northern Ireland’s roads in the last 24 hours