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Three teens in hospital after hit-and-run

A TEENAGER is in hospital with serious injuries following a suspected hit-and-run involving two vehicles.

The 17-year-old male was travelling in a car with two teenage girls, who were also hospitalised after the crash at Meelaghans on the Portarlington Road outside Tullamore, Co Offaly, at 7.30pm last night.

It is understood the male driver was trapped in the vehicle until emergency services arrived at the scene.

Gardai from Tullamore sealed off the road for forensic examination. They believe a second vehicle may have left the scene.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station on (057) 9327600.

Irish Independent