Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Crash: Teen critical, passenger flees

Police investigating a serious crash on the Burren Road near Warrenpoint on Friday last have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

An 18-year-old man was airlifted to hospital in Belfast with serious injuries following the two-vehicle collision involving a grey BMW and a white van, which occurred around 2.20pm.  A passenger of the BMW was reportedly seen fleeing from the scene across nearby fields while the driver of the car remained trapped in the vehicle.

The van driver was not seriously injured.

Police have appealed to the passenger of the BMW who made off from the scene, or anyone with any information about the collision, to contact police in Newry on 101. Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.