Man dies following single vehicle road collision this morning - PSNI appeal for witnesses

A man has died following a single vehicle road traffic collision on the A1 carriageway near Dromore this morning.

Police can confirm that the man who died was aged in his 30’s.

Inspector Quinn said: “The collision occurred shortly after 5am this morning when a blue Mercedes car left the southern bound carriageway.

“Sadly the man, who was the driver of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“An investigation is underway and I would ask anyone who was in the area and witnessed the collision, or who captured it on their dash cam, to call officers at the Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting reference number 142 02/11/20.”

The A1 - which had been closed for some time - has since re-reopened

Earlier a Tweet from trafficwatchNI said: “The A1 has been REOPENED Southbound from Hillsborough after a road traffic collision this morning. #M1 #Sprucefield”.

An earlier Tweet said: “#M1 Junction 7 #Sprucefield-Motorists are advised that the A1 is closed southbound at Hillsborough following a serious road traffic collision this morning (Monday, November 2nd).

Press Eye Northern Ireland -2nd November 2020 Photo By Matt Mackey / Press Eye A1 is closed southbound at Hillsborough following a serious road traffic collision this morning

“Diversions are in place, please seek alternative routes for your journey.”

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PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/11/2020 The southbound lanes of the A1 have been closed at Hillsborough, County Down, due to a "serious" collision, police have said. Several emergency vehicles have been deployed to the scene. Traffic diversions are in place but motorists have been advised to seek an alternative route.
Press Eye Northern Ireland -2nd November 2020 Photo By Matt Mackey / Press Eye A1 is closed southbound at Hillsborough following a serious road traffic collision this morning