LATEST: Man critical following fatal A1 crash

The scene of the accident outside Banbridge on Saturday.
The scene of the accident outside Banbridge on Saturday.

A MAN is still in a critical condition following yesterday’s fatal crash on the A1 just outside Banbridge.

A 22-year-old woman died in the collision at the Castlewellan Road on Saturday.

Meanwhile one man is in a stable condition at the Royal Victoria Hospital while another man and a 49-year-old woman have since been discharged from Daisy Hill Hospital and Craigavon Area Hospital respectively.

“The whole town is shocked by this tragic accident,” said Councillor Sheila McQuaid.

“Sadly, this accident happened before the Road Service were able to upgrade this junction. I hope they will now prioritise this work to improve safety at such a dangerous junction.”

Ulster Unionist MLA Jo-Anne Dobson added that she sent her “deepest sympathies to the friends and family of the person who lost their life in such tragic circumstances.

“It is a stark and chilling reminder of the very real dangers which are always present on our roads,” she added while appealing to witnesses to contact the police.

See Tuesday’s print edition of the Leader for more coverage.