Woman seriously injured in hit-and-run collision

December 15, 2009

by Brónagh Murphy

A woman is in a serious condition in hospital following a hit-and-run collision on the Maphoner Road in Mullaghbawn in the early hours of yesterday (Sunday) morning.

The victim, aged in her fifties and believed to be from a prominent business family in the area, was getting out of a taxi when she was struck by a passing car that failed to stop.

The woman sustained serious injuries and was taken to Daisy Hill Hospital where she later underwent surgery.  Her condition has been described as serious.

Two other people also sustained injuries in the accident.  One, a man in his thirties, was taken to Daisy Hill where he is being treated for broken limbs.  The third person did not require hospital treatment.

They were returning home from a staff Christmas party in Newry when the accident occurred around 3.30am.

The offending vehicle continued travelling in the direction of Mullaghbawn village.  Police believe there would be significant frontal damage to the vehicle and have appealed for anyone with information to contact them at Newry 0845 600 8000.

Sinn Fein councillor, Anthony Flynn says the whole community is shocked by the accident.  He wished a speedy recovery to the injured and appealed for the driver of the car to come forward.