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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Witness appeal for M9 crash incident which left truck driver with serious injuries

M9 motorway between junction 4 (Castledermot, Co Kildare) and junction 5 (Tinnyland, Co Carlow) (Photo: Google Maps)
M9 motorway between junction 4 (Castledermot, Co Kildare) and junction 5 (Tinnyland, Co Carlow) (Photo: Google Maps)
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious road traffic collision yesterday which left a man in his early forties in a serious condition in hospital.

The incident occurred on the southbound carriage of the M9 motorway between junction 4 (Castledermot, Co Kildare) and junction 5 (Tinnyland, Co Carlow) at approximately 7.30pm.

The man, aged in his early 40s, was struck by an oncoming car after he had pulled his truck in on the hard shoulder and got out of the cabin to inspect it.

The truck driver was airlifted to Tallaght Hospital and is in a serious but stable condition, gardai report today.

The male driver and his female passenger (both in their mid-thirties) of the car were uninjured.

The road in both directions had to be closed for a time to allow the helicopter to land and take the man to Tallaght Hospital in Dublin.

Carlow gardaí are investigating and have now put out an official appeal for witnesses to the incident.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone with information to contact Carlow Garda Station 059-9136620, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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