Cyclist dies in Newry collision

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Friday, September 26th, 2014
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A man in his 30’s has died following a road traffic collision just outside Newry on the northbound carriageway of the A1. The man was cycling yesterday evening along the carriageway at around 8:30pm when the crash happened. Sergeant Lawrence Spier of the Collision Investigation Unit said, “The collision between a lorry and a cyclist occured at around 8:30pm on the evening of Thursday 25th September. The cyclist was taken to a nearby hospital but died from his injuries a short time later. He added, “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or who has any information to contact police at Ardmore Police Station, Newry on the non emergency number 101.” Speaking to Newry Times, Newry & Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady said that news of the death was tragic. “The news of the tragic death of a cyclist on the A1 Carrigeway has caused great sadness and shock. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim as they try to come to terms with this dreadful news,” added the local MLA.

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