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Man remains critical following A1 crash as police appeal for video footage

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward

A man remains in a critical condition in hospital following a serious crash on the A1 outside Newry on July 18.

Police have tonight issued an appeal for witnesses to come forward to help with their investigation.

Shortly after 12.30pm on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 18, police received a report of a single vehicle collision on the A1 carriageway, just outside Newry, near the Sheepbridge complex.

A blue Toyota Rav 4 car, which had been travelling northbound, crashed through the central reservation, ending in the southbound carriageway.

The driver, a man aged 50, was taken to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

The A1 was closed in both directions for a number of hours following the collision.

Inspector Denise Graham said: “I am appealing today for anyone with any information or who witnessed the collision or has dashcam or mobile phone footage from the scene to contact police at Ardmore on 101 quoting reference number 512 18/07/17.”

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