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29/07/2021

Eyewitness describes 'crazy' moment speeding car drove wrong way on M1 in Louth

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Eyewitness describes 'crazy' moment speeding car drove wrong way on M1 in Louth

Eyewitness describes 'crazy' moment speeding car drove wrong way on M1 in Louth

An eyewitness has described the "crazy" moment when a speeding car drove the wrong way down the hard shoulder on the M1 today - at just around the same time as an accident had occurred along the same stretch of the motorway.

The eyewitness said they saw what looked like a silver Audi "bombing it" northbound this morning, along the hard shoulder on the southbound side of the M1 motorway, close to the exit for Monasterboice.

The eyewitness described the incident:

"There was an Audi bombing it up the hard shoulder the wrong way, like driving towards us. It turned down the Monasterboice exit (completely turning back on itself). I was like what the hell! Then I got in a traffic jam. It was a crazy thing to see."

Around the same time, there was an accident reported on the southbound side of the motorway in which a van had turned over on its side. Traffic was stalled for a period of time as emergency services dealt with the incident.

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