Garda injured following high speed chase in Longford 2 years ago

Garda injured following high speed chase in Longford

A Garda was struck by the vehicle as it fled the scene.

Gardaí are investigating an incident of Dangerous Driving which resulted in several road traffic collisions in Longford on Monday, 22 March.


Around 4pm, Gardaí received reports of a vehicle driving erratically and conducted a stop on the the Ballinalee Road.

When a Garda approached the vehicle, the vehicle fled the scene and struck the Garda as it drove away.

Garda Units from Longford engaged the vehicle in a managed containment operation.

The vehicle proceeded to the Ard Aoibhinn area, where it collided with a Garda Patrol Vehicle. It then left the scene and drove to the Ardnacassa area, where it then collided with a wall.


One Garda member has been taken to Tullamore Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, while the driver of the vehicle was also treated for serious injuries.

This matter has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.