Flyover collision on A1 carriageway at Hillsborough

Police had closed the A1 carriageway near Hillsborough last night (Monday, April 5).

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 10:46 am
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The road was closed last night just south of the Hillsborough Road roundabout to facilitate the removal of an accident damaged crash barrier on a flyover road.

In a statement issued shortly after 8pm on Monday, police said: “The PSNI are in the process of closing the A1 in both direction just south of the Hillsborough Road Roundabout.

“A single vehicle RTC on the Culcavy Road overbridge has resulted in safety barrier overhanging the main A1 carriageway from the bridge and will need recovering.”

Cllr John Palmer said: ''There was an accident on the A1 tonight on Monday, April 5 when a car crashed through the Bridge railings and ended up on Culcavey Road.

''Thankfully there were no serious injuries. I have requested that the Dept of Infrastructure review Crash restraints on Bridges. Normally Culcavey road would be very busy, thankfully with a reduction of traffic a more serious incident didn’t happen.''