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Cyclist in serious condition in hospital after being struck by car on A1

A1 accident

A cyclist is in serious condition in hospital after being struck by a car on the A1.

Police investigating the collision on the A1 Dromore Road in Banbridge yesterday evening (Friday) are appealing for witnesses.

A male cyclist was struck by a car close to the quarry on the northbound carriageway at around 4.45pm.

The 53-year-old was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries that are believed to be serious.

The 31-year-old male driver of the Mini Clubman involved in the collision was arrested on suspicion of driving offences. He was subsequently released on police bail.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or who captured dashcam footage is asked to make contact with police by calling 101, quoting reference 1481 16/08/19.

Both lanes of the A1 had been closed for a period and rush-hour traffic at a standstill.

The Air Ambulance rushed the injured man off to hospital before the road was re-opened late yesterday evening.

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