Dromore woman Debbie Faulkner critically ill after horrific car crash on A1
Family and friends of a woman critically injured in an accident on one of Northern Ireland's busiest roads were last night praying for her recovery.
The woman, named locally as Debbie Faulkner, understood to be 43 and originally from Belfast but living in the Dromore area, was involved in a one-vehicle collision on the A1 dual-carriageway between Hillsborough and Dromore.
It is believed to have happened before 3.40am yesterday. She was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital and a spokeswoman for the Belfast Health Trust said she was in a "critical" condition.
On social media yesterday, Ms Faulkner's son Ethan thanked people for their support. He said: "I'm her son and right now she is fine. She has been put to sleep and will remain like this for 24 hours. She has survived this incident."
One Facebook user wrote: "Ethan your mummy is a strong lady and will be home with you soon kid, we are all thinking and praying for your mummy and your whole family."
A woman said: "Ethan your mum is a fighter and will be back on her feet in no time, everyone from work are thinking and praying for her."
And another woman said: "Delighted to hear there is hope of a good recovery, I pray she continues to recover."
Marc Woods, a local Ulster Unionist councillor, told the Belfast Telegraph: "My thoughts are with this lady and that she makes a quick recovery."