A young girl has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition following a road traffic collision in Co Clare this morning.
The two-vehicle crash happened at around 9.15am on the main N85 Ennis to Ennistymon road near Inagh.
Two men, the drivers of both vehicles, have also been taken to hospital.
CLARE: The N85 Ennis/Ennistymon Rd is closed in both directions north of Inagh because of a collision. https://t.co/qvBPcgxUj8— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) March 15, 2017
Two units of the fire brigade from Ennistymon along with gardaí from Ennistymon and Ennis also responded to the incident.
Three ambulances and a rapid response advanced paramedic unit rushed to the scene.
The Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS) air ambulance landed in a field close to the scene after being requested by paramedics.
The young girl was treated for a time at the scene before being transferred to the Air Corps helicopter and flown to University Hospital Limerick for further treatment.
The N85 road remains while a forensic collision investigation is carried out.