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Man, 80s, killed following horror crash with two other vehicles on M7 as five others rushed to hospital

Man, 80s, killed following horror crash with two other vehicles on M7 as five others rushed to hospital

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A MAN in his 80s has been killed following a horror crash with two other vehicles on the M7 – with five others rushed to hospital.

Another man, in a different car, aged in his 40s was seriously injured along with a female passenger.

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The horror smash took place near intersection of the M7 and M8 motorways
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Gardai in Portlaoise are investigating the smash

In the third vehicle, a man, a woman, and a child were rushed to Cork University Hospital but there injuries are said to be non-life threatening.

Gardai in Portlaoise are investigating the smash which took place near the intersection of the M7 and M8 motorways at around 7:15pm on Monday evening.

The victim, who was in his 80s, was initially rushed to University Hospital Limerick in a serious condition but later passed away – he was the only occupant in the car.

The road remains closed as Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are at scene with local diversions are in place.

 

Gardai are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward.

A spokesman said: “Any road users who were travelling on the M7 this evening between 7pm and 7.30pm and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make it available to Gardai.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on (057) 8674100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.”