A YOUNG man is in serious condition in hospital after he was struck by a car in the early hours of this morning.
"Gardaí in Tullamore investigating a collision between a car and a pedestrian on Church Road, Tullamore at approximately 4am this morning wish to appeal for witnesses," a spokesman said.
The 21-year-old man was brought to the Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore but later transferred to Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. He is described as being in a critical condition. The driver of the car was uninjured.
"The road is currently closed pending the completion of an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators," a spokesman said.
"Local diversions are in place."
Gardai are appealing for any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time of the collision to contact Tullamore Garda station at 057-9327600, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.