Police on Scene At Serious RTA Outside Hilltown

A serious two vehicle crash has occurred outside Hilltown

BREAKING News: Police are appealing for information and witnesses following a serious road traffic collision outside Hilltown this afternoon, Friday 22nd March.

Officers are currently at the scene and the Kilkeel Road is closed in both directions with diversions in place at Sandbank Road and Slievenaman Road.

The collision between a jeep, towing a trailer, and a motorcycle occurred near Spelga and was reported around 12.20pm.

One man, the motorcyclist, has been taken to hospital by air ambulance for treatment to serious injuries.

Sergeant Kenny Gracey said: “Our investigation is now underway to establish what happened.

“We would ask anyone with information or who may have seen a black 4×4 jeep-style vehicle towing a silver, covered animal trailer travelling in the direction of Hilltown to call us on 101 quoting 737 22/03/24.”