Male pedestrian killed in M1 lorry incident (News)

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Police have confirmed a male pedestrian died within the incident on the M1 on Wednesday.

There have been lengthy delays after the incident simply earlier than 5pm which occurred simply previous the Lurgan junction towards Belfast. Police closed each part of the motorway between junctions 9 and 10 to permit for the Air Ambulance to land.

There have been experiences of visitors queued for over 5 miles. The M1 westbound was reopened round 9pm, nevertheless, eastbound stays closed as too do each the junctions.

Police are investigating and eager to talk to anybody who noticed a black Saab automotive on the motorway previous to the incident and for anybody that noticed the person on the street to contact investigators.

DUP MLA Carla Lockhart stated: “One other tragedy hits our local people. Tonight my ideas and prayers are with a grieving household who’ve misplaced a cherished one so tragically on the M1. Our coronary heart breaks for this household and all these concerned within the accident.

“We should commend our emergency companies for his or her dealing with of the incident and all those that endeavoured to help. Additionally we should commend those that have been caught within the visitors congestion for his or her compassion and understanding.

“Might God wrap his arms round this household.”

Inspector Gary Irvine added: “The only-vehicle collision involving a lorry occurred round 4:50pm, eastbound on the M1, simply previous the Lurgan junction. There have been no experiences of some other accidents.

“We’re working to ascertain what occurred and we’re eager to talk to anybody who noticed a Black Saab Vector on the M1 travelling eastbound earlier than the collision was reported. We’re additionally eager to listen to from anybody who noticed a male on the M1 on this space previous to the collision. 

“Following the collision, the westbound lanes have been closed however have since reopened. Nevertheless, Junctions 10 and 9 stay closed eastbound and visitors is being diverted via Lurgan.

“I might enchantment to anybody who witnessed the collision, or anybody who has a splash cam of their automobile to examine their footage. Anybody who has data which can help our investigation is requested to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at Sprucefield on the non-emergency quantity 101, quoting reference 944 of 01/08/18.”

It was hoped the motorway could be reopened by midnight.

Belfast Telegraph Digital

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