Wednesday 21 February 2018

Boy (2) and 7-year-old girl among six rushed to hospital following two car crash

The road where the crash happened near Monsteravin. Photo: Pat Moore.
The road where the crash happened near Monsteravin. Photo: Pat Moore.
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

Six people, including an infant and a young child have been rushed to hospital this afternoon after a car being followed by gardai crashed into another car in Co Kildare, local reports say.

The incident happened in the townland of Ballagh near Monasterevin at around 12pm.

Early indications are that a car which was being followed at a distance by gardai collided with the car of a family travelling in the opposite direction.

The injured include people from both cars.

Three men from one car - aged in their teens or early 20s - were injured. 

Two were taken to Tallaght Hospital with serious injuries, and one has since been transferred to Beaumont Hospital.

The third was taken to Tullamore General Hospital but his injuries are not thought to be serious.

A man and two children, a boy (2) and a 7-year-old girl, who were travelling in the second car, were taken to Tullamore Hospital to be treated for their injuries.

The road was closed earlier while an investigation was launched. 

The Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission attended the scene as a matter of procedure before handing the investigation back to gardai.

The condition of the remaining injured is not known at this stage.

Witnesses took to social media to tell of the drama before the crash happened.

More to follow...

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