Two men were taken to hospital following a serious crash on the Armagh Road in Newry last night (Tuesday).
One of the casualties was rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital with severe injuries to his legs.
Two fire crews from Newry attended the incident, alongside the Air Ambulance, ground crew and police shortly before 7pm.
A spokesperson for the NI Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters attended a head on collision between a van and a car.
“A male had removed himself from the car prior to the Fire Service’s arrival.
“He suffered back and neck pain and was taken to Daisy Hill hospital by ambulance.
“A male in the van was rescued by firefighters using hydraulic cutting equipment.
“He suffered severe injuries to his legs and was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital by air ambulance.
“The incident was dealt with by 8.17pm.”
The road remained closed for a number of hours after the incident.
This morning, police in Newtownhamilton appealed for information.
A PSNI spokesperson said: “We are appealing for any witnesses in the area of the Armagh Road, Newry at approx 6.45pm that may have observed a two vehicle road traffic collision.
“Do you have any dash cam footage of the incident or of a dark coloured Seat Leon, GXZ4348 which was travelling from the Armagh direction towards Newry.”
Please contact police on 101 quoting reference 1679 of 10/09/19.