Two people seriously injured in crash involving truck and car


Two people have been seriously injured following a crash involving a car and a truck in the west of Ireland this morning.

The car and truck collided on a stretch of the N5 between Swinford and Charlestown this morning at approximately 12:25am.

Two occupants of the car were seriously injured during the collision.

A male passenger (70s) was taken to Mayo University Hospital where his condition is described as critical.

A female passenger (50s) was transferred to Beaumont Hospital where her condition is described as serious.

The driver of the car is also receiving treatment in Mayo University Hospital for serious, but what are understood to be non-life threatening injuries.

The N5 road is currently closed between Swinford and Charlestown and traffic diversions are in place awaiting Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardaí are appealing to any person who may have witnessed this crash to contact them.

Any person who was travelling on the N5 between Charlestown and Swinford last night between midnight and 1.00am and who may have camera (including dash cam) footage, is asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station on 094 937 2080, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.