Serious crash involving bike closed down A1

A serious road crash occurred to the south of Newry yesterday.

Thursday, 13th July 2017, 8:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:37 am

Police announced the incident at about 3.30pm, advising motorists that the A1 northbound carriageway had been closed following what they dubbed a “serious road traffic collision”.

The incident had involved a car and motorcycle, and occurred not far from the junction of the Old Dublin Road.

Motorists were told to seek alternative routes, and a police helicopter could be seen hovering above the road as a queue of traffic was diverted away.

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The Ambulance Service said it had sent three vehicles to the scene at 3pm.

It said a patient was airlifted to Musgrave Hospital, before being transported to the Royal Victoria Hospital by ambulance.

The patients details and condition could not be established last night.