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Woman in ‘critical condition' in hospital after single vehicle crash on A1 in Co Down

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after a crash on the A1 in the early hours of Sunday morning. Picture by PressEye
John Monaghan

A WOMAN is in a critical condition in hospital after a single vehicle crash on the A1 in Co Down.

The crash happened in the early hours of Sunday and led to the closure of the road in both directions between Dromore and Hillsborough.

The woman's son wrote on Facebook that his mother had "survived the incident".

The road remained close for several hours throughout Sunday as teams worked to secure an electricity pole which was damaged in the collision.

The accident came as people were killed following separate road crashes in the Republic over the weekend.

A man in his fifties died on Friday evening in Co Roscommon after his motorcycle collided with a tractor.

The crash happened at around 8pm on the N5 between Strokestown and Scramoge Cross.

The driver of the tractor was uninjured.

In Co Westmeath, two women were killed after a three vehicle collision at Hiskinstown, Delvin, at around 3.30pm on Saturday.

Two cars and a truck were involved in the crash.

A 38-year-old female passenger in one of the cars was killed. The female driver, aged 25, was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar but died later from her injuries.

The female driver of the second car was airlifted to Tallaght Hospital in Dublin where she remained in a serious condition on Sunday night.

The driver of the truck was not injured. Gardaí have appealed for witnesses.

A 47-year-old man died after being struck by a car in Dublin shortly after midnight on Saturday.

The man was hit on Shelbourne Road and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car was not injured.

Meanwhile, the funeral of a cyclist killed in a crash on Thursday in Co Down is due to take place on Monday morning.

Stephen Lynch (50), from Downpatrick, died after colliding with a car on the Newtownards to Bangor Road, close to the Somme Heritage Centre, shortly before 5.50am.

Mr Lynch, a father-of-five, will be buried in Struell Cemetery following Requiem Mass at 1pm in St Patrick’s Church, Downpatrick.

 

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