Pensioner in critical condition after crashing into police car on motorway
An elderly man injured after crashing into a police car as he drove the wrong way up a motorway remained in a critical condition in hospital yesterday.
The 84-year-old collided with the PSNI vehicle in the early hours of Monday, injuring one officer, though not seriously.
The policeman was treated in hospital and was released a short time later, a PSNI spokesman confirmed.
It is understood the pensioner had been driving a Volkswagen Polo the wrong way up the M1 between its junctions at Lurgan and Moira just before 5am, when it struck a stationary police car.
A spokesperson for the Southern Health Trust said yesterday that the pensioner remained in a critical condition at Craigavon Area Hospital.
The Police Ombudsman has been informed of the incident on the motorway.
Yesterday, a spokesperson said: "We have been notified of the incident and our enquiries are at an early stage."