A YOUNG driver is in serious condition in hospital after his car went off the road into a ditch in the early of this morning.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following the single-vehicle accident in Castlepollard Co Westmeath about 3am today.
The incident occurred on the R195 near Castlepollard and the man in his 20s was taken by ambulance to Mullingar Hospital.
The road is closed to traffic and diversions are in place as forensic investigations take place.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Mullingar Garda Station 044 9384000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.