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Two people taken to hospital following serious road crash in Newry

Police closed the A1 in both directions following the crash

TWO people were taken to hospital last night following a serious road crash in Newry.

The two-vehicle collision happened on the A1, near the Armagh Road junction, at around 4pm.

It is believed that a car and a lorry were involved in the collision, with the larger vehicle topping onto its side as a result of the crash.

The busy route was closed in both directions, causing major delays in the area, as emergency crews were called to the scene.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said one rapid response paramedic, two emergency crews and two ambulance officers attended the crash as well as the NI Air Ambulance.

One person was was taken by ambulance to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast while the other was taken to Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry.

There were long delays in the area following the closure of the A1 in both directions.

Traffic on the northbound carriageway was re-routed at Camlough Road, while southbound traffic was diverted onto the Belfast Road at the Sheepbridge Park and Ride facility.

Police said the route was expected to remain closed well into the night.

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